Photography and Visual Cultures, BA (Hons)

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

Overview

The BA (Hons) Photography and Visual Cultures programme will equip you with the practical, intellectual and commercial skills required to develop and define your individual professional photographic practice.

You will be introduced to a broad range of possible careers in the photographic industries. Exploring different avenues of professional practice, you will examine the changing role of photographers in the evolving world of media and technology. You will identify where you might position yourself within the visual arts and through use of a range of platforms, develop your own creative voice.

In testing and refining ideas and different ways of communicating, you will learn how to share and sell your work professionally.

The course is primarily practice based with links to national and international creative industries and employers. In order to contextualise and inform your practice you will also engage with a range of current theories and debates. You will learn about visual language and culture within historical and contemporary contexts.

On successful completion of this course you will be prepared for a career in the photographic and other creative industries or further academic study at Masters Level.

Course length:

Full-time: 3 years (3 days a week)
Part-time: 4 years (2 days a week)

Start date:

13th September 2021

Location:

Loxton Campus and Winter Gardens

Course codes:

Institution: W47
Course: PVC1
Campus: U

Awarding institution:

Bath Spa University

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Course detail

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.

Quick Stats

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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Quick Stats

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.

Delivered in partnership

This course is delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University.

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