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University photography course wins AOP ‘Course of the Year’ for the second time

​​The University of Gloucestershire BA (Hons) Editorial and Advertising Photography course has been awarded the Association of Photographers (AOP) ‘Course of the Year’ award, for the second time in three years. ​

The course was nominated by current photography students at the university and judged as winners by industry professionals. It first won the award in 2018.

The winning course is one of 60 AOP accredited courses in the UK, meaning that it has been benchmarked against a set of criteria to ensure that students on the course are given the correct tools and knowledge to best prepare them for work in the photography industry.

Upon graduating from this course, University of Gloucestershire graduates are automatically enrolled as Access Members of the AOP, giving them a year’s free membership and support in the first steps towards full-time professional practice.

Trudie Ballantyne​, Course Leader of Photography: Editorial & Advertising, said:
“I am super thrilled that Editorial & Advertising Photography has been recognised again, especially in this particularly difficult time. Firstly by our students who nominated us – they are the ones who live it, work it and rise to the challenges we give them, and secondly then to be selected as winners by the AOP judging panel, made up of highly respected professional photographers is just fantastic.

“I would like to thank my teaching team, Matthew Murray and Emma Hughes who are totally dedicated to the course and the students, making it progressive, challenging, fun and relevant.

“We are a creative, professionally orientated Photography course, with a long standing, well recognised reputation within the creative industries. Awarded the AOP Course of the Year 2018 and now 2020, we are proud of the work our students create and the success they achieve both during the course and after they graduate.”

To find out more about the course and apply through clearing click here​.