Photography and Visual Cultures, BA (Hons)
Photography and Visual Cultures, BA (Hons)
Photography and Visual Cultures, BA (Hons)
Photography and Visual Cultures, BA (Hons)

Develop and define your photographic practice to a professional standard through exciting lectures and workshops, and engage with documentary, creative and commercial techniques and experimental approaches.

You will be introduced to a broad range of possible careers in the photographic industries and explore different avenues of professional practice to gain an understanding of the changing role of photographers in the evolving world of media and technology.

Through testing and refining your ideas, practice and different modes of communication, you will learn how to effectively disseminate your work to audiences and take advantage of the course’s embedded exhibition opportunities.

You will also engage with contemporary photographic theories and debates, and curate a photography competition to gain a wider understanding of marketing and project management.

On this course you will also benefit from being part of Creative Arts Weston. Here you will join our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to join the arts industry, leading the way as part of the next creative generation.

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Duration:
Full-time: 3 years (3 days a week)
Part-time: 4 years (2 days a week)
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Loxton Campus and Winter Gardens
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: PVC1
Campus: U
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,900 per year
Part-time: £6,675 per year
Additional information about this course:
There is an expectation that students on this course will spend at least £250 on a camera, lens and memory card if they do not already own these. Additionally, students on this course will need to purchase a print archive box, sketchbook, darkroom paper and other consumables such as film, all at an additional expense.

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The course is taught by photographers experienced in a range of styles and techniques in the studios, classrooms, darkroom and editing suites at UCW’s Loxton Campus – a bespoke facility for the creative arts. Students on this course can also study at the new University Centre in the Winter Gardens in the centre of Weston.

A range of inspiring practitioners contribute to this course, talking to our students about what it takes to be a successful and influential photographer. In recent years we’ve welcomed Jon Tonks, Lua Ribeira, Colin Pantall, Jessa Fairbrother, Amak Mahmoodian, Michal Iwanowski and Chris Hoare, to name just a few of our guest speakers.

Students on this course are provided with membership of the Royal Photographic Society and upon graduating will gain an RPS Associate Distinction. The affiliation will also entitle you to a range of benefits including additional courses, visits to exhibitions and collaborative events.

While there is an expectation that by enrolling on this course you will purchase your own camera, the cost of using our photography equipment is covered by the course fees. So you will have access to cameras such as the Canon 5DS, Nikon D810, medium format rangefinders, twin and single lens reflex cameras, a wide range of lenses, Elinchrom location lighting kits and wireless studio kits.

The course culminates in the opportunity to showcase your work under your own branding to members of the public, with previous end of year shows being held in Bristol and London.

You will also be offered the opportunity to curate the UCW Photography Competition, which involves seeking submissions from across the region and working with your peers and guest judges to pick the winners.

Please contact the course leader Sam Brooks or UCW’s HEART student services team if you have any questions. It would also be great to meet you and show you around at our next Open Day.

*This course is subject to approval.

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Develop your photography skills to a professional level in a programme of exciting lectures, practical workshops and collaborative work and engage with disciplines including documentary, commercial studio work and experimental approaches.

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Jamie Dormer-Durling
Lecturer - Photography

Jamie has been teaching art and photography since the completion of his degree in 2009. He completed a Master’s degree in Graphic Arts (with distinction) in 2018. His work explores interests in histories, culture and the cultivation of knowledge, often working between museum environments and field studies to create photographic stories. He has also worked in curatorial roles, and has been commissioned to write essays for photographers’ books.
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Sam Brooks
Programme Coordinator - Photography

Sam has over 20 years teaching experience in London and the South West. He holds a Master’s degree in Documentary Photography from the University of South Wales. His practice includes documentary, fine art and commercial photography. Sam has also been involved with numerous photographic projects in the music industry. In addition Sam works as an External Examiner for the University of South Wales.
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      Jamie Dormer-Durling
      Lecturer - Photography

      Jamie has been teaching art and photography since the completion of his degree in 2009. He completed a Master’s degree in Graphic Arts (with distinction) in 2018. His work explores interests in histories, culture and the cultivation of knowledge, often working between museum environments and field studies to create photographic stories. He has also worked in curatorial roles, and has been commissioned to write essays for photographers’ books.
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      Sam Brooks
      Programme Coordinator - Photography

      Sam has over 20 years teaching experience in London and the South West. He holds a Master’s degree in Documentary Photography from the University of South Wales. His practice includes documentary, fine art and commercial photography. Sam has also been involved with numerous photographic projects in the music industry. In addition Sam works as an External Examiner for the University of South Wales.
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        Develop and define your photographic practice to a professional standard through exciting lectures and workshops, and engage with documentary, creative and commercial techniques and experimental approaches.

        You will be introduced to a broad range of possible careers in the photographic industries and explore different avenues of professional practice to gain an understanding of the changing role of photographers in the evolving world of media and technology.

        Through testing and refining your ideas, practice and different modes of communication, you will learn how to effectively disseminate your work to audiences and take advantage of the course’s embedded exhibition opportunities.

        You will also engage with contemporary photographic theories and debates, and curate a photography competition to gain a wider understanding of marketing and project management.

        On this course you will also benefit from being part of Creative Arts Weston. Here you will join our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to join the arts industry, leading the way as part of the next creative generation.

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