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Creative Photography and Portfolio Development — A Wellbeing Experience

Key course information

Photography and Graphics


10 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

This course will deliberately focus on the wellbeing value of exciting, challenging and creative photography as a distraction from the vicissitudes of the pandemic world we currently live in. The course will be a blend of studio and location work, darkroom (digital and analogue), lighting and photographic theory workshops and activities. The ultimate goal is for students to create a new and/or refreshed portfolio of contemporary work for personal pleasure, exhibition, or industry recognition (BIPP or RPS distinction awards

What will I learn?

In a safe working group of only 8 students, you will be able to explore, debate and practice your individual learning goals and workshop priorities at your own pace but with an opportunity for peer coaching, critique and facilitation by your tutor.

Indeed, rather than think that the course is prescriptive and directed by your tutor with compulsory set lesson plans, think of it as access to an open photographic resource. Think of it as paying £170 for 10 weeks (£17 per week) for 3 hours access to a vast range of photographic tools and resources all set in a degree level department ( different lighting systems, different camera formats, different production and postproduction platforms etc). Where there is commonality of student interest, we can set aside weeks for workshops and practical development, even if the group splinters off into various self-interest plenary sessions. Don’t worry, our tutor will lead and direct the structure of each session but once you have completed basic Health & Safety training in the department you will have the opportunity to direct your own priorities.

Additional Costs and Information

Please remember to bring a face mask to each session.

It would be helpful if you could bring with you:

Camera equipment (when required)
A portable external hard drive (not a USB stick) formatted in xFAT
Your enthusiasm and imagination

You will be expected to either have a ‘Flickr’ photography account or be prepared to open one to facilitate group discussion of your work (instructions on how to open such an account will be given)

This course will run at the Salisbury Campus on one evening per week:
27.04.21-06.07.21 Tuesday 18:00-21:00

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

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