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BA Photography overview

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.

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The course
provides graduates with industry-relevant professional skills as well as encouraging creative practice.

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Visiting Professor at NUAPhotographer, clients include Robbie Williams and Oasis
NUA Visiting Professor

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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.

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