BA in Photography (Hons)

General

Program Description

Look at life through a lens. Express your creativity and communicate your ideas through photography. This broad-based photography degree will allow you to explore and develop expertise in a range of photographic genres that will enable you to turn your passion and creativity into a career path.

Studying and researching photography, you'll develop unrivaled technical and artistic skills, using dedicated facilities including traditional wet darkroom processing labs, large studios and industry-standard computers, software spanning all forms of image manipulation and film, video and animation. You'll explore still and moving photography, exhibition work, installations, and curation. You will produce a rich portfolio of work, research sketchbooks, exhibitions, and essays.

Learn from award-winning staff and work with prestigious brands. Lecturer Professor Richard Billingham is a Turner Prize-nominated artist and one of our highly-acclaimed staff. Students have worked with Magnum in New York, Photoworks Magazine and Capture the Event photography (Capture the Event covered the 2012 Olympics). You'll have the opportunity to visit international photo festivals, including the Delhi Photo Festival and Paris Photo.

Study style

Develop your skills through a rich portfolio of work, research sketchbooks, exhibitions, and essays. Modules typically include Photography Skills, Critical Ideas in Photography, Collaborative Exhibition Project, Curation, and Professional Development: Portfolio and Funding.

Careers

  • Photographer (studio, journalism, product, lifestyle, fashion, commercial, location)
  • Curator
  • Digital imaging specialist
  • Exhibiting/publishing artist

Industry links

Strong international links with art schools, universities, museums and collectives in Australia, USA, Canada, Bangladesh, India and the Netherlands. This includes Magnum in New York, Photoworks Magazine, Delhi Photo Festival, Paris Photo, Berlin Transmediale, Capture the Event (sports photography for 2012 Olympics), David Cook (food photographer), Clifton Cameras, Athens Community Arts, and Hardwick Gallery.

Last updated Jul 2019

About the School

We welcome international students from around the world. Study??ing in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us?.

We welcome international students from around the world. Study??ing in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us?. Read less
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