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)
Photography and Visual Cultures, BA (Hons)
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Overview


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.

Course length:

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

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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.


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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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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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