William Kentridge exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art

Creative Arts Take a Trip to London

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  This week our Photography, Art and Graphic Design students spent a day in London visiting the Design Museum , The Photographers’ Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts as well as doing some street photography and taking in the atmospheric Oxford Street lights.  Highlights included the William Kentridge show at the RA, Chris Killip ‘Retrrospective’ at the Photographers’ Gallery and …

UCW photography students visit bristol for street phototgraphy

Photography Students Visit Bristol

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The other week our BA Photography and Visual Cultures students took a trip to St Nick’s market in Bristol to practice their street photography skills. Their activities consisted of three day trips, visiting and familiarising themselves with the cultural venues of Bristol such as Arnolfini, RPS Gallery, M-Shed and Watershed.  The idea behind their trip St. Nicholas Market was to …

Male photography student standing in front of graffitied wall with hands in his pocket

Where Are They Now? Catching Up with Photography Alumni Jacob Dear

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Recently we were fortunate enough to catch up with Weston College Level 3 Photography and UCW Photography alumni, Jacob Dear, to find out all about life at University Centre Weston (UCW), working as a Photographer and where his creative journey has taken him so far.  Jacob, who came from King Alfred School, began his journey studying creative arts at Weston, …

Adventures in Dubai – Technician Kate Shares Industry Experiences with Film and TV Students

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We take great pride in prioritising industry experience over teaching backgrounds. This means our staff bring relevant stories from the world of work as well as valuable insights and connections into the classroom to maximise the career-boosting qualities of our courses. Afterall, we’re all about shaping careers and not just courses!  However, this ethos is not just exclusive to our …

Music Media Masterclass – Industry Photographer Tom Ham Visits UCW

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UCW Photography, Film & Media and Professional Music degree students were recently treated to a very special guest lecture and workshop from distinguished photographer Tom Ham, who visited the Winter Gardens campus to pass on his industry expertise.  Tom Ham is a Bristol based photographer who specialises in portrait and documentary photography and working with musicians. His past clients have …

Stepping into “The Unfamiliar”… Photography Student Magazine Launches!

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As part of their module around documentaries, 1st year Photography students have published their own magazine! The documentary and editorial magazine titled “The Unfamiliar” features work from nine degree students studying Photography and Visual Cultures, BA (Hons) Students were tasked with focusing on photographing something which may feel unfamiliar. This could be different angles of something seen everyday or a …

Photography Competition Winners Announced!

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We are excited to announce the winners and runners up of the UCW Photography Competition 2021. This student operated competition is aimed at non-professional photographers, supporting career growth and recognition, for local creatives. This year saw some fantastic entries in both age categories, all under the theme of ‘What got you through?’. A huge thank-you and well done to our winners, …

Photography Alumni Opens Gallery in Scottish Highlands

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After graduating from our Photography degree course in 2020, UCW alumni Joe Kirkman has just opened his very own gallery on the Isle of Lewis: Garenin Gallery. Joe began his journey on the Level 3 Photography course at Weston College, progressing to the Photography degree programme in 2020, gaining a strong 1st class degree.  We caught up with Joe to find …

‘Dragons & Snakestones’ – Photography Lecturer Publishing Phenomenal Photobook

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As a result of a research project taking place over the last 7 years, HE Photography lecturer Jamie Dormer-Durling is raising money to help publish his book: ‘Dragons & Snakestones’.  The upcoming title is a is a photobook celebrating the life and work of the fossil hunter and palaeontologist Mary Anning. Jamie continues: “In the spring of 2014, whilst walking on …