Image credits: Gary Sundve, Jennifer Dyke, Jordan Foy, Katie Hulse, Kay Snelson, Leigh Elliott.
Photography is an exciting and dynamic course of study, developing each student’s individual approach to making photographic images. The programme is supported by guest lectures from international photographers, artists, writers and curators. The cross-flow of ideas between Photography and Fine Art is a core feature of the programme.
Through the course you are encouraged to explore the material possibilities of the medium by developing digital and darkroom skills while investigating a wide range of different photographic forms including the print, artist’s books and the photograph as object. We encourage a wide range of approaches to the medium including documentary, fashion and portraiture and fine art photography practice.
We also encourage interdisciplinary study and support access to other art production facilities and teaching contact across the department. Over the three years of the course, we encourage you to reinforce your practice with thorough and wide-ranging research.
Delivered by the Department of Media, this programme is designed for students who wish to pursue a career within digital photography and those who may wish to develop a more in-depth understanding of the power and reach of the photographic image through the practical application of photographic skills. It aims to provide you with a core skills-base of the digital photographic industry, and explores the dynamic between critical and contemporary practice.
Throughout the course these skills will be built upon to give you a full and rounded understanding of the contemporary photographic world. The course is specifically designed to build your comprehension of the subject and equip you with a fundamental understanding of skills that are essential for a successful career in digital photography.
This programme also aims to provide you with the ability to access the core revenue making avenues within photography. In short, the course provides a realistic approach to working within this highly competitive and creative industry.
The Digital Photography programme develops exemplary technical skills alongside an exploration and understanding of critical and historical issues involved in the image making process. Modules are delivered through weekly seminars, intensive workshops and online teaching reflecting communication methods used in the modern industry.
We aim to produce technically competent, professionally aware and critically confident graduates who are capable of directly entering the profession.