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The BA (Hons) Photography degree explores historic and contemporary photographic practice through practical projects and thinking critically and contextually. Analogue and digital skills are developed alongside explorations into alternative processes. Theory and practice mesh together to encourage holistic and informed thinking about photography.
You will be able to build a broad understanding of independent visual practice in photography and be able to take advantage of future professional opportunities. Our students have access to visiting industry professionals, external exhibition and publication opportunities and professional practice, all of which supplement the highly qualified and experienced practitioners on the course team.
On the BA (Hons) Photography degree there is a great deal of creative freedom. You will be able to practice in the way you prefer, and will build a body of work that is a demonstration of your own ideas and interests. A staff of active industry professionals and research active academics will support you throughout your degree.
The course is taught by an experienced team of academic practitioners and is supported by highly skilled technicians. The course structure will allow you to work from a broad technical and creative ground, to then develop your practice based and contextual research, to finally resolve conceptual and technical questions.
The first practice-based module includes an introduction to the materials, techniques and equipment available within the department. This will support you to create a proposal, which you will explore and develop throughout two further practice-based modules (publication and exhibition). Your work will be underpinned by theoretical research throughout your MA study.
Your project will culminate in a final practice based MA project to be exhibited, both within the university and externally at a major national venue. Students are encouraged to work outside the University in addition to their course work, in conducting research, negotiating with third parties and setting up exhibitions and/or events.