Materials Techniques & Processes
An Outline of the Course
Over a surprisingly short period of time you explore a great many areas of photography, from forensics to fashion, studio to darkroom processes, there will rarely be a day you leave without being intrigued or totally engaged in the medium. A word of warning however, an open mind is required as your perceptions of photography will dramatically change as we introduce you to a very sophisticated and powerful form of communication.
In the first year we start with the basics exploring a wide range of techniques and processes in analogue and digital photography. You will become proficient in using different cameras and associated equipment but with a large emphasis on research and developing your creativity. Most significantly you learn a lot about yourself, finding your strengths and weaknesses and most importantly, learning to communicate creatively through, not just visual, but verbal and written form.
The second year is very much about working independently, through a series of challenging assignments it guides you towards finding an individual voice. During this active period you need to juggle, preparing for, and attending interviews, with course work. Time is spent studying specialist areas including, forensic, location and studio photography then the year draws to a close with a Final Major Project (FMP). This final assignment is the nearest you'll come to experiencing the real world, adding to your skills and giving you the confidence to further a career in the exciting world of the creative industry.