BA Hons Photography

Course Outline

Photography at UCA is located in Rochester, Medway a centre for the arts and regeneration, just forty minutes from London by train. We offer excellent facilities and technical resources that are recognised internationally as among the best in the UK. The course houses the ‘Hasselblad’ research facility that puts us at the forefront of contemporary practice and provides you with access to, cutting-edge high-resolution digital technology.

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 developed by a team of photographers, academics, guest lecturers, technicians and curators with national and international reputations.

This degree provides you with essential skills and knowledge for your own professional photographic practice. We focus upon embedding core technical skills with creative innovation. We firmly believe in the entwined relation between theory and practice. Your technical, creative, research, conceptual and analytical skills are all developed in order to enhance your ability to work in your chosen area of photography.

We support and encourage the growth of your own distinctive photographic voice. In the first year you develop technical, conceptual, and analytical skills through a range of projects investigating, the key genres of Still-life, Portraiture, Documentary, Landscape and Fashion. Project work is guided by staff but increasingly enables you to decide upon the subject matter and approach to your work. There are also work experience options that enable you to gain professional experience in the photographic industry. In the third year, you are treated as working professionals. Supported by staff and internationally recognised guest lecturers you have the creative freedom to drive your own photography and research projects.

Overall, we want you to engage with photography to produce individual, innovative, creative responses that will form your professional portfolio and launch your careers.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to find out more about what our degree has to offer and we look forward to hearing from you.

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