The course provides industry-relevant professional skills as well
as encouraging creative practice.
Photographer, clients include Robbie Williams and Oasis
NUA Visiting Professor
Commercial practice is the driving force of Photography at NUA. We are a leader in advertising, editorial and fashion photography, areas which are rapidly changing with the shift to digital technology.
Creative briefs, tutorials, group critiques and lectures develop your understanding of photography as a medium of visual communication. There is a strong emphasis on understanding markets, the needs of clients and the importance of communicating with an audience.
Emphasis is placed on making a smooth transition into industry through professional guest lectures and industry seminars which include topics such as copyright, the changing nature of photographic practice and client expectations. We are one of the few photography degree courses in the UK with Creative Skillset accreditation.
The course focuses on the development of an individual approach to professional practice. You will develop your skills as an independent practitioner and build a body of work which is very specifically yours. This means that when people see your work, you stand out from the crowd.
Specialist arts university in the UK for personal development in cinematics and photography courses (National Student Survey 2014)
See more work by students on the Photography Degree Show 2014 website.
Creative Skillset‘s course accreditation scheme, devised in consultation with industry and education providers, recognises courses within the UK that provide exceptional standards of training.
NUA was extremely influential on my career. Being surrounded by like-minded people with similar interests in the arts was an inspiration.
Consider your career progression as a NUA graduate and read about the experiences of graduates such as travel photographer Philip Lee Harvey.
From cameras and computers to software and printers, everything we needed was there to facilitate a professional approach to our projects.
Find out about how the course combines practical making and professional skills in Years 1, 2 and 3 and more about the programme of Visiting Lecturers.
We encourage students to focus on the images which inspire them and to explore how to fit this to a commercial brief.
Course Leader James Smith answers your frequently asked questions about the BA Photography course.
The best way to experience what NUA has to offer is to see for yourself at one of our open days for undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
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