BA Photography overview
The BA (Hons) Photography degree course at NUA is a commercially driven course which provides students with the expert tuition and facilities necessary to pursue a rewarding career in professional photography. The course is renowned for its strengths in advertising, editorial and fashion photography.
Following a major investment in facilities, BA Photography at NUA is now housed in the inspirational environment of a converted 12th century monastery, which has been refurbished and equipped with state-of-the- art digital facilities and studio space.
The course curriculum has been carefully structured to provide a comprehensive preparation for a career in photography and a smooth transition into industry. Your enthusiasm for photography will be harnessed as you are supported to develop your own distinctive style and specialism. Through set briefs, tutorials, group critiques and lectures you will be encouraged to understand photography as a medium of visual communication. There is a strong emphasis on developing your understanding of the market, the needs of clients, and the importance of audiences.
The course is recognised by the Association of Photographers (AoP). In addition you will benefit from regular industry guest lectures and workshops. Recent guest lecturers have included NUA Visiting Professor Andy Earl, Editorial Photographer Tom Miles, Travel Photographer Philip Lee Harvey and President of the AoP, Simon Leach. Study visits to UK galleries such as Tate Modern and field trips to cities such as Berlin and Prague enable students to deepen their understanding of the place of photography in contemporary society.
BA Photography students are encouraged to take advantage of the unique juxtaposition of city, country and coast in Norfolk and Suffolk. The stunning array of locations – from the vast North Norfolk beaches, the Norfolk Broads, to the centre of Norwich, which houses more medieval churches than any other city in Europe – are widely used in advertising and editorial photography on the course.
provides graduates with industry-relevant professional skills as well as encouraging creative practice."
Renowned photographer & NUA Visiting Professor