Exploring the world through your lens, you’ll have the opportunity to work on documentary projects abroad with recent third year projects being undertaken in Thailand, the Caribbean, Iceland, the Philippines and Israel. You’ll also be inspired by professional photographers in lectures with recent guests including
VII photographer Laura El-Tantawy; documentary and interiors photographer, Marc Wilson; documentary photographer Julian Germaine and press photographer, Neil Turner.
You’ll develop a professional portfolio of photography from which to launch your career as a photojournalist and documentary photographer and study a range of exciting modules covering photography on-location, moving and still image. You’ll produce in-depth coverage of news topics and important societal issues and collaborate with fellow students to edit and publish your best work in an annual newspaper.
Learn from working photographers who work for clients such as Time Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Football Association and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery who will share with you how to be a successful Photojournalist or Documentary Photographer and develop the skills to get your stories noticed.
In your first year you’ll work as a photojournalist on-location at two local events. You’ll also develop skills to produce diverse photographic responses in our Street and Studio module whilst refining your passions to begin producing your portfolio.
In your second year you’ll progress your unique photographic passions, refining your projects to your own professional ambitions and vision whilst learning the techniques of documentary film making and photo book publishing.
In your final year you’ll have the opportunity to travel internationally with students producing critically acclaimed projects in destinations across the world. Many of these have gained industry exposure in the UK including at AOP Open national exhibition and the Royal Photographic Society’s annual international print exhibition.
Designed to reflect the diverse skillset you need in industry, assessments are varied and include moving-image work, photobooks, portfolios, public exhibitions, online presentations and written work.