BA Hons Photography, Contemporary Practice: UCA Rochester
‘Live’ Timetable: 2013
‘Live’ Timetable: 2013

Welcome to the Year 1, Academic Calendar. Your weekly teaching sessions for this Term, will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. On Wednesday’s there are some optional Lectures offered by both visiting practitioners and internal staff to support your studies. We will indicate which Wednesday sessions you must attend. All other sessions are mandatory. […]

About us
About us

Steffi Klenz, Dagenham East from the series A Scape - Students come from around the world to study photography at UCA Rochester, and we have a global and local reputation. You will find a rich and diverse student body supported by a friendly but professional culture. Your own creative, technical, and intellectual evolution is supported and […]

Lecture Notes: The Photographic Sequence
Lecture Notes: The Photographic Sequence

Photography ref: Robert Frank. Please see the pdf. reference material from this week’s Contextual Studies lecture, The Photographic Sequence: and languages of subjectivity and objectivity… The lecture was delivered by Francis Summers on Monday 17th March. In this session… one question asked: is a photograph ever ‘alone’? Is there ever ONE photograph or is photography always involving the […]

Lecture Notes: Between Desire & Disgust
Lecture Notes: Between Desire & Disgust

Photography ref: André Kertész, Distortion, #147, 1937. Please see the pdf. reference material from this week’s Contextual Studies lecture, Between Desire & Disgust: Some Avant-Garde Photography in Europe, given by Francis Summers on Monday 10th March. In this session… To recap some ideas on beauty… To think some issues of desire and disgust… To discuss ‘what is avant-garde’ […]

Lecture Notes: Fashion Stories
Lecture Notes: Fashion Stories

Photography ref: David Sims, for Arena Homme Plus, Please see the pdf. reference material from this week’s Contextual Studies lecture, Fashion Stories: ‘Sequences and the Page’ given by Francis Summers on Monday 3rd March. ‘Fashion photographs, what are they about…clothing? Atmosphere…? Associations…? Stylistic symbolism…?’ LECTURE – Fashion Stories 2014

Assessment Schedule and Guidelines: Commission Unit (Waste)
Assessment Schedule and Guidelines: Commission Unit (Waste)

Dear all, Please study the information below carefully and come prepared. Be confident and assured and the assessment will be ok. Remember the assessment panel is not interested in making this a horrible experience for you. Please see below the schedule for the presentations. THURSDAY 20TH MARCH – JONATHAN SIMMS, ROOM 805 10-10.30am                                      Rebecca Henehan […]

Lecture Notes: Documentary & the City
Lecture Notes: Documentary & the City

Todd Papageorge, Central Park, 1982, from the book Passing Through Eden: Please see the pdf. reference material from this week’s Contextual Studies lecture, along with the notes from the following afternoon’s seminar, ‘Where is the Street?’ given by Francis Summers on Monday 24th February.   Documentary and the City       SEMINAR NOTES: Seminar 1 […]

Shooting RAW: Tethered Workflow
Shooting RAW: Tethered Workflow

Please see the presentation that introduced, the technologies behind digital sensors and the use of RAW processors, such as Adobe Lightroom, that uses demosiacing algorithms to convert the Bayer filter to an RGB image. To support your understanding of the Library and Develop modules, do refer to the Lynda.com tutorials   WHAT IS A RAW […]

Contextual Studies Unit: Briefing Part 2
Contextual Studies Unit: Briefing Part 2

El Lissitzky, The Constructor, 1924. This post includes the Essay Briefing for Component 2 of the Contextual Studies Unit. Also with the same pdf are the lecture notes from ‘A Question of Beauty’ given by Francis Summers. Please read carefully the brief and go through the following: Essay Questions. Submission Requirements. Assessment Criteria.   Essay […]

Commission Lectures: Environment
Commission Lectures: Environment

Ref: (Andreas Gursky, Untititled XIII, Chimalhuacan, Mexico City, Mexico, 2002). For your reference, the Lecture regarding the notion of waste and environment from Steffi Klenz’ presentation is now uploaded to the Blog.   The Environment: Lecture Notes  

Commission Lecture Notes: The Worker
Commission Lecture Notes: The Worker

Ref: (Philip-Lorca diCorcia, from the series: ‘The Storybook Life’). Please see the notes form Steffi Klenz’s third lecture for the Commission Unit, which investigates how the portrait of the ‘Worker’ has been represented in both painting and photography.   The Worker: Lecture Notes

Commission Lecture Notes: The Object
Commission Lecture Notes: The Object

Ref: (Ricarda Rogan). Please see the notes from Steffi Klenz’s second lecture for the Commission Unit, which makes further investigations into the subject area of Waste and Recycling through the genre of still-life and the object. Commission Lecture Notes: Object

Fashion Unit: Readings & Visual References
Fashion Unit: Readings & Visual References

Ref: Miles Aldridge. As an initial support with the unit, please see the presentation outlining possible themes in response to the project, along with what I hope you find as inspirational imagery. Below are series of readings to help with your understanding of the different roles that exist within Fashion Photography. The readings are interviews of […]

Shoot Production: Managing & Organising
Shoot Production: Managing & Organising

Ref: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, W Magazine, Sleep No More. Please see the presentation supporting the Fashion Constructed Image Project. Below are also links to the online video tutorials from Lynda.com, interview links, a ‘Call Sheet’ and Budget spreadsheet to support the professional practice talk, supporting the vital skill-set of managing and organising, required […]