On this BA (Hons) Photography course, you will be inspired to learn, think, create and play in new and exciting ways, and to create fresh, exciting and provocative work. Our diverse community of academics, professionals, students and alumni – along with industry-standard facilities and resources – makes this possible.
High-profile guest lecturers, workshops, portfolio reviews and the opportunity to work on live projects position this course and its graduates competitively in the working environment after graduation.
We ignite your passion to create work and collaborate on both course-related and personal projects, allowing you to make use of our extensive department, campus, national and international connections, and our experienced, widely exhibited and published team of research-active academics and technical staff.
Our cutting-edge professional photography facilities include studios, digital workshop suites, colour and black and white film processing, colour and black and white darkrooms, and industry-leading equipment available for loan throughout the academic year to develop your projects ready for exhibition.
Through a mixture of industry-facing project briefs, strong links with practitioners at multiple levels, portfolio reviews, high-profile guest lecturers, studio visits, and a notable series of course publications and annual exhibitions, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable contacts and experience within the real-world of photographic discourse.
Some of our industry contacts include the AOP (Association of Photographers), Graduate Fashion Week, 125 Magazine, The Guardian, Men’s File Magazine, The Print Space, Genesis Imaging, Free Range, The Photographers’ Gallery, Creative Advice Network and many others.
We create a supportive and professional environment that promotes independent learning and experimental approaches to your given area of interest. You’re encouraged to approach your practice in new and interesting ways to become visually literate and a conscientious contributor to our increasingly image-led world.
Whilst the course has strong industry-facing elements, it also provides keen philosophical and conceptual teachings that enable our graduates to work equally well as fashion, fine art, editorial or advertising photographers, as well as re-touchers, art directors, graphic designers, theorists, and art buyers.