Each of our four-year BA (Hons) degrees in Art shares common elements of study during your first year. Subsequently you will explore photography in its broadest sense, acquiring skills in handling small, medium and large-format cameras.
You will gain knowledge of film processing, studio practice, and printing black & white and colour photographs, both chemically and digitally. Projects will explore ideas such as the relationship between image and text, documentary photography and landscape photography.
As your technical proficiency develops, you will place your output within a definable context, and discuss and present it accordingly. Elements of moving image production and web publishing are introduced. Research will continue to play an important role in your development.
Towards the end of your study you will undertake a major project, in which you will be given the opportunity to explore and research your subject matter in depth, make personal observations, explore your interests and interpret themes. You will share your work with staff and students through regular discussions.
The climax of the final year is the Degree Show where previous photography students have exhibited an impressive range of work, from mainstream fine printing to installation pieces, film, video and multimedia productions.
The department has a range of small, medium and large-format cameras, a full-length portraiture studio and analogue and digital darkrooms.
Specialist technical support is provided to all students.
Digital cameras and image manipulation software and hardware are available.
Photography students also have access to digital image cameras and editing facilities.
In addition to ongoing feedback through tutorials and crits, there is a formal mid-year review of all coursework.
Students are formally assessed at the end of each year before progressing to the next level.
The final degree award is based on the final year’s work and normally comprises of the following:
This article was published on Apr 19, 2012