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BA (Hons) Photography — Overview

Our distinctive BA (Hons) Photography programme focuses on a blend of creative and critical practice. It examines and encourages the many types of photographic image-making that emerge from photography as contemporary art.

As a student, you will develop technical, creative and analytical skills throughout the three years of the programme, to become an accomplished, innovative and critically informed image-maker.

Photography is a part of all of our daily lives, and the visual world as it is photographed is a crucial way for us to communicate our thoughts and our feelings – and to reflect on the world that we live in.

Sam Lyne's 'My Dearest Beatrice' series won him a LensCulture Emerging Talent award in 2016

Today, we take more photographs than ever before, and it could be argued that photographic image-making is the most relevant and important creative discipline in the 21st century.

Taking an enquiring and experimental approach, while developing your technical and communication skills, will open up a range of creative and professional possibilities for you as a photographic practitioner. 

You’ll use a variety of media, covering digital and film-based photography, stills and moving image in order to proficiently express your photographic vision. You will also learn to critically reflect on your own practice and creativity.

Richard Raybould 'Revelation of Letting the Mind Wonder'

You will be encouraged to develop your own ideas in relation to your practice and in doing so will try out a range of photographic methods, working with people and places, in urban locations, natural environments and in the studio. 

You’ll consider the photograph as document and object as well as in its virtual contexts, exploring self-expression and experimental processes. We will support you in discovering different ways of working and in finding a photographic language that works for you.

'Antithetical' by Remy Harman, 2018

In addition, you will examine photography as a contemporary art form, and in relation to other practices. You will also consider photography in relation to culture, society and the wider world. 

On top of developing your individual identity as a photographer, you will be encouraged to work collectively and develop networks that will support your creative and professional future.

Students access high quality resources – including a darkroom, photographic cove, studios, a digital darkroom, the Digital Print Bureau, and the range of industry-standard kit in the ERC, all free to hire.

Ultimately, our photography programme will help you build your creativity, confidence, knowledge and expertise. Within the creative environment of our photographic centre at Plymouth College of Art, you will learn from staff who are practising artists and have a range of internationally recognised experience across art, documentary, curatorial and participatory-based forms of practice. 

As a teaching team, they will help you build your own distinctive and innovative creative practice. They will support you in developing your networks and help you to find your place within the world of contemporary photography. Over the three years of studying with us, you will be publishing, exhibiting and presenting your work and your ideas.

Oliver Sutherland exhibiting in The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art

What will I achieve?

Our graduates have all the skills and knowledge that they need to work in the creative industries and build their artistic reputation. Our professional practice modules, which begin in the first year, help you to understand how to develop a career in creative photographic practice. 

You will need to gain entrepreneurial skills, and will explore how to promote and support your work through exhibitions, publications and online formats. 

Rachael Jackson 'My World My Escape'

You will also learn how to develop supportive professional networks through genuine creative collaborations and how to fund your emerging practice through a variety of means such as sales, grants and competitions.


Recent visiting artists and lecturers have included: Peter Kennard, Sian Davey, Louis Porter, Mathew Broadhead, Aaron Schuman, Eileen Perrier, Richard Billingham, Nicholas White, Daniel Meadows, Tom Hunter and Sophy Rickett.

Each year there are national and international study trips and visits as well as online exchanges, arranged to enrich and support the student experience and introduce you to the global photographic community. During 2017 these activities have included trips to Paris Photo and Tate Modern in London and a virtual photo-exchange and online symposia with students in Varanasi, India.

Students exhibit their work both within the college, nationally and internationally exposing your work to a range of professionals and audiences within the wider creative economy. Our graduating students show their work annually at the prestigious Free Range Shows in London and have been consistently recognised for their innovative and groundbreaking work with numerous awards, prizes, exhibition opportunities and magazine features. 

Trans-continental, photographic collaboration at our BA Photography International Exchange Symposium with Banaras Hindu University.

Thinking & making  

Study with us and you’ll expand your critical approach alongside developing skills in research and analysis. Our academically robust and intellectually stimulating degree programmes are delivered by our team of academics, technical demonstrators and invited experts who together deliver excellence in learning, teaching and assessment. Our programmes encourage diversity in thinking and making - from practical applications through to reflective, analytical writing.

We provide a dynamic, stimulating learning environment from which to test new models of practice, while investing in the rich relationship between practice and theory - based on the potential in material and visual exploration, collaborative working, cross-fertilisation of ideas, and the exploration of histories and contemporary contexts.

Opportunities for studying abroad are available at our partner institutions, click here for more.

BA (Hons) Photography — Highlights:

  • Develop creative, production and critical skills across a range of different lens and photographic-based media and consider the production, distribution and meaning of images, as well as examining the relationship between practice and theory.
  • Benefit from some of the best facilities and equipment resources in the country, providing access to a range of industry-standard photographic studios, traditional darkrooms, lighting and camera equipment.
  • Learn in the unique environment and study experience of a specialist art college, characterised by creativity, experimentation and imagination. You’ll be exposed to a broad range of influences and experiences, and benefit from opportunities to share ideas and work across disciplines.
  • Engage with opportunities to meet and interact with industry professionals, including photographic artists, picture editors, curators and writers, through our close links with the world of photography. Our curriculum includes a rich schedule of visits from lecturers and artists, many of whom also take an active role in the student experience, contributing to workshops, group critiques and seminar discussions, and providing portfolio review sessions.
  • Gain a wide range of skills and knowledge, enabling you to shape your future and make a positive impact in the creative industries. In addition to being technically proficient, visually sophisticated and professionally astute, our students graduate with a broad range of transferable skills that enable them to excel in the world of work.

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If you want to develop your practice further, we also offer an MA Photography programme. 


BA (Hons) Photography — Modules

Year 1

PHOT101 Introduction to Contemporary Photographic Practice 1

Introduction to Contemporary Photographic Practice 1 introduces the variety of photographic approaches within contemporary art practice and how these have emerged both technically and conceptually. It introduces the practical, creative and thinking skills appropriate to responding to a set of ideas within photography. Alongside the introduction of fundamental photographic ideas and ways of working, students will acquire basic technological skills in the making and production of both analogue and digital photography and will be inducted into the core photographic production facilities within the department.

The skills learned in this module will prepare students for PHOT102 in the second semester.

PHOT102 Introduction to Contemporary Photographic Practice 2

Introduction to Contemporary Photographic Practice 2 introduces more complex ideas about image making in relation to culture, society, representation and the self, opening up a number of ways in which students can respond and shape their own photography. It considers photography’s specificity as a medium but also in relationship to other art practices. It considers critical and creative approaches to photography and introduces a wider and more advanced range of photographic skills, building on those acquired in PHOT101.

PHOT103 Exploring Photographic Practices

Exploring Photographic Practices which runs over two semesters, introduces the idea of photography as an experimental and creative art form and an expanded media in relation to, or in combination with other art forms. It introduces process-lead creativity and research alongside ideas-based ways of working, incorporating both analogue and digital photographic technologies. It will explore experimental photographic processes both historical and contemporary and consider the image as object and ephemera introducing students to new, imaginative and surprising ways of thinking about, looking at and making photography.

This module supports both practice and theory based modules in year one by giving students the time to experiment, explore, and engage image making, research and alternate photographic processes both contemporary and historical.

PHOT104 Professional Practice & PDP1

This module is designed to help students explore professional opportunities in the creative and photographic industries both locally and globally. Alongside an ongoing programme of research and investigation, students will be encouraged to begin to engage with artists and institutions to understand the complexities of working as an independent creative practitioner, consider possibilities surrounding collaborative and engaged research practice.

The module also aims to develop autonomy and build upon future aspirations to help develop effective communication and networking in the creative industries that will be further expanded at Level 5.

BAIS300 Interdisciplinary Studies

This module provides an opportunity to expand and develop skills and knowledge, through the introduction of new approaches and methods that broaden and extend the student’s understanding of practices both in their subject area, and the wider creative context in which they work.

The module will introduce students to interdisciplinary approaches and methods in their subject, and open up possibilities for engagement with practices both within and outside their immediate subject area. As such, this Module complements all of the student’s study to date, and contributes to their wider knowledge and understanding of creative practices.

The module will encourage students to explore new skills, knowledge and approaches including team working and problem solving. Above all, it will encourage critical reflection on the range of interdisciplinary approaches and contexts explored within the module.

BCOP100 Contexts of Practice 1

This module introduces students to key theories and ideas, and provides a range of critical approaches to support the investigation, interpretation and analysis of contemporary art, design and media. Students will study a range of concepts that have shaped the way that we understand art, design and media in its wider historical and cultural contexts. Students will develop core research and communication skills to help them to articulate and contextualise their understanding of the themes covered in this module, and the knowledge gained will support creative practice by developing an understanding of the relationship between thinking and making.


Year 2

PHOT201 Photographic Narrative 1

Photographic Narrative 1 builds on the solid practice-based foundation developed in Level 4, introducing more advanced conceptual and technical skills in a process clearly allied to highly creative and imaginative thinking and practice.

While the experimentation of level 4 is also continued throughout this module, at level 5 students are expected to develop a greater degree of intentionality in refining, developing and controlling photographic languages and methodologies both technically and conceptually.

In this module, the process will be developed through ideas around narrative, in considering how to communicate stories with greater precision, imagination and thematic complexity. Here students hone and improve their skills to a more advanced level individually and collaboratively, both inside the studio and beyond, while beginning to develop more independent and confident ways of working as they move towards Photographic Narrative 2 (PHOT202) in the second semester.

PHOT202 Photographic Narrative 2

Following on from semester 1 in which Level 5 students considered ways in which they might construct or explore a wider imaginary narrative, whilst developing their photographic skills to a more advanced level, Photographic Narrative 2 introduces strategies and methods, which help students locate and develop their own creative narrative through visual and other means. This learning process will be enabled through a consideration of the varied possibilities of photography and its broader cultural and social meanings, alongside creative experimentation as it relates to personal concerns and interests.

This module also considers photography’s potential as an expanded medium and in terms of its own materiality at a more sophisticated level, considering for example, appropriation and collage alongside time-based, sculptural and installation forms. It reconsiders the variety of approaches within photography as a contemporary art form and will help students make conceptually and contextually informed decisions in shaping either an appropriately eclectic or selective approach to their own practice.

As a preparation for Level 6 practice, students will be expected to initiate and develop independent projects, both within photography and across disciplines, that are appropriate to their own concerns, ideas and ways of working, and to experiment with various methods of presentation and dissemination as an integral part of their work.

BACP203 Professional Practice & PDP 2

Professional Practice 2 will introduce an engagement with both national and international professional contexts of art and cultural production around photography through both internal and external engagement. It will introduce more advanced ideas and skills around project management and self-development through a sustained practical approach to collaboration and individual responsibility throughout the year. It will consider ways in which students can start to engage with the broader cultural industries as a viable economic sector and crucial professional context.

GCOP200 Contexts of Practice 2

This module extends and develops the themes, ideas, concepts and critical discourses introduced in Year One. Students will attend core lectures and participate in a lecture/ seminar series designed to deepen their understanding of creative practice in its wider contexts. This themed approach encourages students to make considered and appropriate links between their area of practice and wider contextual and interdisciplinary discourses. You will continue to develop critical approaches to research, which will inform your understanding of the relationship between context and practice.


Year 3

PHOT301 Research and Development

Building on the knowledge and skills developed during Level 4 and 5, this module will provide a foundation for the Creative and Professional Conclusion PHOT303.

Through research, experimentation and practice, students will define and develop the overarching direction, conceptual underpinnings and technical considerations, which support a sustained independent project. Students will practice and refine the skillsets needed to confidently develop a distinctive and innovative creative project and to construct appropriate support networks and opportunities to develop their practice both within and outside of the college.

At Level 6, students are expected to develop their own visual language through a self-reflexive process, considering their own personal interests and creative ways of working, and locating these in relationship to the wider context of contemporary practice as well as a potential range of personal, social and cultural considerations. This informed process will emerge through a sustained engagement with a core set of ideas and highly developed practical, creative and research methodologies.

While emphasis is on the exploration and development of concepts, media and methodologies, rather than finished outcomes, by the end of the module students will have developed and presented a proposal for their final major project (PHOT303). This proposal will be accompanied by a body of creative work indicative of the practice they will continue in semester 2 alongside evidence of the depth and engagement of the research process already undertaken.

PHOT302 Creative and Professional Development

In the Creative Professional Development module students will synthesise their creative and conceptual development towards successful professional outcomes within the cultural industries and consider sustainable ways to develop as creative photographic practitioners. They will develop a more sophisticated understanding of appropriate professional practice within the creative sector and ways in which their own cultural initiatives may generate collaborative or individual opportunities. They will consider and explore various ways to disseminate and exhibit their work. They will learn about a range of external funding, and networking models and opportunities that could potentially support them in making, producing and promoting their work. The module will enable students to position themselves at a professional level for progression to employment, self-employment or post-graduate study.

PHOT303 Creative and Professional Conclusion

This module builds upon the student’s previous achievements, to culminate in a final body of work for exhibition and as a platform for further advanced study or entry into the world of professional arts practice. As such this corpus of work will demonstrate depth of understanding, creative innovation, aesthetic, conceptual and technical skills that will launch students as exciting and emerging contemporary artists and independent creative practitioners.

Continuing from the Research and Development module, the student will start this concluding unit by further refining their area of investigation through a revised Statement of Intent. This will be consolidated into a final programme of practical work through negotiation with the module leader and appropriate specialist staff.

PHOT304 Contexts of Practice 3

This module provides students with two pathways. Each pathway supports the development of independent critical thinking and requires them to consider and contextualise their practice by situating it within a wider set of discourses and contexts. 
Pathway One - Written Research Project (WRP) is an opportunity to conduct a substantive piece of independent research, which is focused on an area related to creative practice. 
Pathway Two - Contextual Enquiry Project (CEP) is a practice-led research project with critical commentary, in which students conduct an in-depth inquiry intended to inform and reposition their creative practice.


Module details listed above are indicative content only.
All modules listed are compulsory.

BA (Hons) Photography — Staff

Dr Mohini Chandra

Dr Mohini Chandra
Senior Lecturer & Subject Leader
MA Subject Tutor

Mohini Chandra’s work on the international flows of people and culture in our globalised world has exhibited in venues such as the Asia Society and Museum (New York), the Queens Museum (New York), the Courtauld Institute of Art, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, the Centre for Contemporary Photography (Melbourne) as well as the First Johannesburg Biennale, Photo Kathmandu (Nepal) and in ‘Now! Now!’ at Chelsea College of Art (presented by Iniva and BAM).

Mohini has received awards from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Autograph ABP, the Arts Council England, the British Council, the Australia Council for the Artsand Asialink. Recent projects made in the Pacific region and in India have been exhibited at the Third Oceanic Performance Biennial (Auckland) and in the Biennial Focus Festival of Photography (Mumbai). She has recently been awarded an Australia Council funded Cite Residency in Paris to research the Asia-Pacific collections of the Musée du quai Branly and will exhibit at the next international Houston Foto Fest Biennale in 2018.

For Mohini, the combination of photography, found and archival material, moving image, sound and other installation media enables the visual expression of personal experience and a ‘mapping’ of alternate narratives within the complex conditions of globalisation. Her research encompasses both thinking and making around photography through a range of curatorial, writing and publishing projects. Her recent article Plane Views was published by Taylor and Francis in the Journal of Photography & Culture, while artist publications include the photobook ‘album pacifica’, published by Autograph (ABP).

Her work is held in international collections including the Arts Council Collection UK and included in major survey publications such as Phaidon’s Art and Photography by David Campany. With a PhD from the Royal College of Art, and with extensive undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience both in the UK and abroad, Mohini has a depth of experience in successfully integrating research and professional experience into the academic and studio-based learning environment.

Jon Blyth

Jon Blyth

Jon Blyth is Creative Director at Fotonow CIC where the work is focused towards community photographic practice and the development of increasing photographic opportunities and experiences for a broad audience throughout the South West. Fotonow is based in Plymouth and has recently completed a number of innovative projects that include Cameras in the Community, City Through A Lens, Embark and The West End Project.

Recent attendance with Camper Obscura at Fringe Arts Bath, Royal Photographic Society Conference in Plymouth, Format International Photography Festival Derby, Photomonth East London and the Hereford Photography Festival also enables the cultural research to continue in contemporary British photographic circles. Jon also enjoys making images that he understands as intended narratives for himself. They are personal interpretations of his experience that mostly explores experiential and philosophical relationships between water and memory. 

Martina Rooney

Martina Rooney

Martina Rooney was raised in Ireland but has lived in the South West of the UK for thirty years. She has an MA in Photography and The Book attained from the University of Plymouth, and she is primarily interested in the role of the photographic book in contemporary visual culture.

She also achieved a first class (Hons) Degree in Photomedia and Design Communication from Plymouth College of Art. Martina has been teaching Photography and Contextual studies at Plymouth College of Art since 2004 whilst also maintaining her own freelance photographic business. Her photographic work is heavily influenced by her cultural background and attempts to examine concepts of culture and identity in a variety of ways.

Louise Fago-Ruskin

Louise Fago-Ruskin

Louise Fago-Ruskin is a writer, photographic artist and lecturer living and working in the South West. She holds an MA in Photography from the University of Brighton, a BA from Plymouth University and a PGCE. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in group shows such as The Hyeres Festival of Fashion and Photography (Hyeres, France), Arles Photography Open Salon (Installation, Arles), and Parallax (La Galleria, London). She is currently represented by La Galerie Sakura in Paris.

Louise's works have also been nominated for a variety of awards including 'Foam What's Next: A Search into the Future of Photography'. Her work examines notions of the unconscious, utilising the camera as a contemporary confessional space. She aims to tackle such themes as ideological manipulation, familial notions of separation and reformation, and performance as reparative action.

Louise has written various introductions for both bookworks and exhibition catalogues and is currently writing her novella to accompany her latest photographic work entitled ‘Holmland’.

The staff listed on this programme are correct at the time of writing. Students will be notified if there are any changes to key staff (i.e. Programme Leaders and Lecturers).

BA (Hons) Photography — Student Work

Girl in Baptism Gown, Amy Dougan, 2018

Hoa Nguyen Thi, 2018

Josh Huxham

James Wray

Remy Harman

Maciej Kryminski, from series 'Seven Trees' 2017

Richard Raybould 'Revelation of Letting the Mind Wonder'

Rachael Jackson 'My World My Escape'

Josh Huxham

Jonathan Stanley

Humpty Dumpty in my Attic, Izzi Lundström, 2016

Nathan Kavanagh

Edyta Linnane, Sarajevo

Nicholas White

Lucy Pike

BA (Hons) Photography — Students Say

Maciej Krzyminski with fellow photography graduate Kinga Burakowska at Free Range Shows.

Maciej Krzyminski – BA (Hons) Photography

"Being immersed in this arts institution has been very beneficial. The focus on a diverse range of arts programmes means that the people you meet around the college understand visual language, so having a chat with a fellow student or technician can instigate a great exchange of knowledge.

"There is a comfortable atmosphere right from taking the first step into the building. Plymouth College of Art is a fantastic place for making and learning, it has shaped my vision as an artist and has allowed me to progress and continue producing more work."


Josh Huxham

Josh Huxham – BA (Hons) Photography

"From a young age, art has given me a sense of empowerment within my life. Growing up in school I always felt most connected within my creative studies. Art gave me a space to think, control and create whatever I wanted, when I wanted. This sense of control allowed me to use visual language as my own voice, when I felt I could not communicate verbally.

"The last four years have been key periods of my life and the medium of photography has allowed me to continue voicing my thoughts, emotions and research through visual media. 

"The final major project at the college was one that I used as a device to communicate with those closest within my family space. Exploring the processes of re-purposing family photographs from my own family heritage, I took influences from the work of John Stezaker and Amy Friend. Photography has become a way for me to share myself and my thoughts with the viewer, aiming not only to connect with those closest but also a wider audience who share the same connections with their family space. 

"Plymouth College of Art possesses something that is very important to me, and that is their constant support to their students. The college has provided me with a space to work in where I feel safe and inspired. I have always been encouraged to push my limits of exploration and work development. Studying has allowed me to mature not only within my work, but within my language and understanding of contemporary art."


Anna Whittall – BA (Hons) Photography

“My Dad bought a compact digital camera and that started my interest in photography. Over the past four years I’ve tried out all the different genres and on the BA I started researching people like Troy Paiva who photographed derelict buildings in coloured light. My project is called ‘Derelict Perspective’. I’d started to photograph derelict spaces around Plymouth but found it difficult to access these sometimes dangerous buildings, especially at night. So I decided to build sets and models and to leave them out to weather, even set fire to them! Martyn (Ellison) is always very helpful – I couldn’t do it without him. All the tutors are brilliant.

"The models have almost become more important than the photographs, and I’ve been thinking about going on to work towards sets for animation and the MA in Entrepreneurship.

"I went to school in Liskeard and did Extended Diploma in Photography here before starting the BA. My brother came here years ago and I always wanted to come here. I looked at other Uni’s but they didn’t have these facilities.”


Tim Pearse – BA (Hons) Photography 

“My project has been about getting in touch with skills in a world where nothing’s built to last. I’ve spent five months constructing a camera, (including making the glass plates in the glass department here), to be able to work with the wet collodion process, which in photography was the beginning of everything. I wanted to find out if the original skills are still viable and relevant – and to make portraits.

"The project is rooted in photographic history but the future for Tim lies in taking the camera on the road, taking portraits around England. ‘I’ve already taken it on to Plymouth to photograph market traders and set up a studio in a shop where people could have their portrait taken.

"I use ambient light and will have to have a darkroom with me. It makes you slow down and be more considered. I have to take the photos in complete darkness as there’s no shutter, just the open plate, and I use flash. The depth of field is very shallow, a matter of millimeters. I make up the collodion chemicals from scratch.”

BA (Hons) Photography — Careers & Alumni

Connecting you with industry

Throughout your studies, your practical production work will be underpinned and informed by a rich programme of contextual and theoretical study. Alongside this, professional practice modules will provide you with the grounding in business, legal and ethical considerations that you’ll need to pursue your own career in the creative industries.

Recent visiting artists and lecturers have included Tom Hunter, Richard Billingham, Peter Kennard, Sophy Rickett, Sian Davey, Louis Porter, Matthew Broadhead, Aaron Schuman and Eileen Perrier, while the college’s onsite gallery has hosted exhibitions from Martin Parr, Suki Dhanda and Corinne Day.

Our strong international connections also allow our students to take a semester of study with one of our partner institutions within Europe and North America, and in turn, we welcome overseas students from those institutions to join us in our studios, creating an exciting cultural exchange.

Graduates become:

  • Photographers
  • Artists
  • Curators
  • Art or Creative Directors
  • Creative Producers
  • Filmmakers
  • Writers
  • Academics, Lecturers and Teachers
  • Online Producers

Careers & Enterprise in the Curriculum’ at Plymouth College of Art 

Professional practice is embedded within all of our programmes.  Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to develop the key professional, transferable skills for employability in the creative industries and potentially work in partnership with other sectors locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.

From writing and making the most of your CV to gaining industry experience, the acquisition of professional skills has been written into the programmes of study by our staff teams, who have ‘real world’ experience. They are also supported by our Industry Liaison Groups, who help inform the development of the higher education curriculum.

BA (Hons) Photography — Entry Requirements

Minimum 5 GCSEs, grade C or above, from a general range of educational GCSE subjects, preferably including at least one from Art, Design, Textiles or Media.
200 UCAS Points

BTEC National Diploma - MMP grade
Access to HE Art and Design
Irish/Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers
International Baccalaureate
Other International Qualifications

Applications welcome from candidates without formal qualifications who can provide evidence of their creativity.

BA (Hons) Photography — Resources

Supported by our expert technical staff, our equipment and resources are among the best in the country. You will have access to a wide range of camera and lighting equipment, industry-standard photographic studios, both digital and traditional darkrooms and high-specification digital imaging and printing facilities.

You’ll be encouraged to use all of the resources available to you – including the 6,000 pieces of kit that are free to hire from our Equipment Resource Centre. The resources at the college and the experience of our teaching team will help you explore your creative potential as an image-maker in the 21st century.

Through regular seasons of talks by artists, academics, curators, picture editors, photobook publishers and web-based professionals, we explore the collective and individual opportunities available to you within the world of contemporary image-making.

Throughout all of our year groups, there are national and international study trips and visits arranged to enrich and support the student experience, such as to Paris Photo and exhibitions in London.

Our Careers & Enterprise office provides support from a dedicated team who are focused on employability and developing creative opportunities for students. And this doesn’t stop once you graduate – we want to keep in contact with you through our growing alumni network.


Facilities at the college include:

Animation, Film and Photography Studios

Our students make full use of our industry-standard dedicated studio spaces – including our infinity cove, green screen, and specialist sound studio (with Foley pit and vocal recording booth) – plus our stop-motion suite, our darkrooms, and plenty of individual edit suites, all up-to-date with the latest industry-standard software.

Fab Lab

Our ‘fabrication laboratory’ is kitted-out with the latest in digital design technologies – from 3D printers to 3D scanners, a vinyl cutter, CNC milling machine, CNC router and laser cutter. It adds a whole new level of opportunity for students across all creative walks of life.

Our Fab Lab.

Digital Print Bureau

Our Digital Print Bureau offers affordable and quick print services for all our students who are looking for anything from large-format or solvent printing, to photo printing, scanning or vinyl cutting, and a wide range of finishing services.

Equipment Resource Centre

Our highly experienced Equipment Resource Centre staff can advise you on which of our 6,000 pieces of industry-standard kit – from underwater cameras to traditional large format cameras and all free to hire – will best meet your needs.

Fashion Studios

This large professional studio offers a real-life fashion experience in a fabulous space with sea views. Specialist industrial and domestic sewing machines, a range of knitting machines and a wide stock of fabrics and knitting yarns sit alongside a media and marketing Mac suite, a fully operational CAD cutting facility, and a library of designer garments to inspire.

Photographic Dark Rooms.

Digital Darkroom.

BA (Hons) Photography — Interview

UCAS: W645 Full Time / Institution: P65
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