BA (hons) Photographic Practice
The aim of this exciting and challenging programme is to provide students with the appropriate skills, creativity and confidence to succeed in the evolving creative industries. The three main strands of the programme develop student’s practical photography skills, business skills and their critical understanding of contemporary visual culture. On successfully completing the programme graduates will be able to successfully operate in, and substantially contribute to, the practice of photography.
The programme has been designed following discussions with individuals representing organisations and companies in the photographic and related industries. Students study in our industry standard facilities that include photographic studios, high-end computer suites, darkrooms and they also undertake a range of location-based photographic studies. In recent years study visits have included locations in Iceland, New York, Berlin and Prague, as well as numerous gallery/photography locations in the UK.
During the programme students specialise in their chosen area of practice. Students have successfully contributed to fashion magazines, provided sports photography to national newspapers and won national wildlife photography awards. Other areas of specialism have included fine art photography, illustrative photography, landscape photography, architectural photography, product photography (studio) and social photography.
This is a stimulating and challenging programme and it is expected that students will be undertaking professional commissions as part of it. The programme is delivered at Bridgend College’s Centre for New Media Enterprise.