Image credits

Course content

The course is very industry focused and students do a lot of research, looking at markets and career paths. We encourage students to focus on making images they are passionate about and explore how to fit this into a commercial brief.

James Smith
Course Leader

  • Year One
  • The fundamentals of digital photography
  • Working with studio flash lighting, digital cameras and large format inkjet printers
  • Digital Darkroom workshops
  • Strengthen your understanding of light, space, composition, colour, technique and context
  • Year Two
  • Focus on identifying your strengths and potential career path
  • Emphasis on audience and market
  • National competitions e.g. AoP Awards, D&AD and Canon Shoot Like a Pro
  • Continued practice in responding to briefs using still and moving image
  • Year Three
  • Production of a professional print or digital portfolio.
  • Written Research Report linked to your practice
  • Understanding the professional opportunities available and developing a marketing package, including website, CV, artist statement and press release

NUA hosts British Art Show 8


Norwich University of the Arts co-hosted the UK’s biggest touring exhibition, British Art Show 8 as part of the Hayward Touring programme from June – September 2016. Recognised as some of the very best of contemporary art in the UK, the exhibition was held in NUA’s St Georges Building, East GalleryNUA, Norwich Castle and Museum and The Forum presenting work from over forty artists including film, sculpture installation and painting and design. Alongside the exhibition, the BAS8 event programme presented a summer of free talks, workshops, roundtable discussions and performances open to the public. Discover more about British Art Show 8 at NUA.

Visiting Lecturers

International photographer and Visiting Professor at NUA Andy Earl discusses finding a unique way of seeing the world.

Visiting lecturers

  • Andy Earl
    Music Photographer and NUA Visiting Professor
  • Fiona Yaron-Field
    Co-founder and co-editor of ‘Uncertain States’
  • Robert Wilson
    Internationally renowned commercial photographer
  • Ellen Rogers
    All analogue photographer and filmmaker
  • Dan Holdsworth
    Internationally recognised artist
  • Simon Stock
    Photographer and commercials director
  • Lydia Goldblatt
    Award-winning photographer
  • Ben Stockley
    Landscape and portraiture photographer

Learning and teaching

Find out more about learning and teaching on this course and how NUA courses are assessed.