The Course in 5 minutes.
Enter the creative future of photography with this hands-on and industry-aligned course.
A brand new approach to photographic education. Set in the heart of Bristol’s thriving photography scene, you’ll be making projects surrounded by amazing galleries, events, talks and exhibitions at the likes of The Royal Photographic Society, Martin Parr Foundation, Spike Island, Bristol Photo Festival and Books on Photography Festival.
Become a multidisciplinary photographer and develop specialist skills in digital and darkroom printing, as well as historical and contemporary alternative and sustainable printing processes. Learn portfolio and photobook production, graphic and interactive design, moving images, digital interfaces and virtual reality sequences.
This course has been co-designed with leading industry partners to place you in the heart of the professional world and help you develop the skills, knowledge and networks to start a career in this exciting, creative, and fast-paced industry. We also cap our classes at 20 to offer bespoke tuition and give you the time, space, and support needed to grow into your career.
Attendance 3 years / Full time
UCAS code BS06
Year of entry 2022
Location Tobacco Factory, Bristol
Validated by Bath Spa University
This course is a mirror of industry. You’ll be working on projects constantly, completing self-devised, in-house and live client briefs as well as building the wider creative skills necessary for a career in the contemporary photography world. Creativity is at the heart of what we do. There are no exams and you will be assessed purely on the work required in each module.
We work exclusively with our resident artists to provide week-long masterclasses. And we’re proud of it. We’ve had in residence, Sari Soininen, Lucy Helton, Besides Press (Michael Alberry, Harry Flook and Tom Booth-Woodger), Garry Loughlin, Phillipa Klaiber and Michael Swann. These masterclasses introduce you to new ways of seeing and making images. They provide a space for collaborative practice, while giving you the freedom to experiment, take risks, and build a professional network of photographers and artists.
Indicative Tools: Digital and Analogue Cameras, Darkroom, Digital Printing, Alternative Printing Processes, Zine, Photobook and Portfolio Fabrication, Adobe Creative Cloud, DaVinci Resolve.