I'm currently 1 year out of education and looking to go to uni next year (sep 2020) making me 20 when I start my course.
Looking at unis that offer a general Photography BA, dosent need to be specialised.
Looked at Gloucestershire & Bournemouth and going to look at Coventry next week.
Anyone doing the course that could give me advise on what to look for that would be great
We understand choosing the right University is a big decision, however, have you considered studying BA (Hons) Photography at the University of Lincoln? Our friendly staff are here and happy to help with any questions you may have. You can reach our Admissions Team via 01522 886097 or [email protected] and they will be more than happy to help.
You can also chat to other students considering studying at the University of Lincoln in our 2020 Applicants Thread.
Here is some information about studying Photography with us:
Photography students and graduates from Lincoln have worked with top names and at international events. Graduate Hannah Wilson is currently working at Hello! magazine and Craig Clayton was shortlisted for the Association of Photographers Student Awards in 2017.
Our Photography course encourages students to experiment with a variety of lens-based techniques, in order to enable them to develop a specialism and produce a distinctive final portfolio.
Full course information can be found here.
If you want to discover our campus and explore Lincoln, check out our Virtual Open Day.
Alternatively you could come to one of our Open Days and speak to staff and students about studying Photography, among other things. You can book a place here.
We wish you the best of luck wherever you choose.
I understanding that choosing the right university for you can be daunting, so I'm willing to give you a small insight to the highlights of what studying photography is like at Coventry University. I'm not a photography student but because I'm a part of the humanities department, I've made many friends who study on the course who have told me what they love about it the most
Alongside your studies, you will have the opportunity to complete a sandwich year, where you can choose to either study or work abroad, which is a fantastic opportunity to explore travel photography or expand on other personal projects. If you're not interested on going abroad for the whole year, Coventry University offers photography industry trips abroad to Europe or the wider world and famous guest speakers. Some trips in the past have been to LA, New York and Berlin.
The course has an Add+ scheme which helps further your employability skills, so with your studies, you can choose to learn photoshop, networking or event planning for example.
There are plenty of opportunities for collaborations with students from other departments, which will be essential in creating your portfolios for further education, work experience or job employment. I've also been told that classes are very diverse, lecturers are very friendly and helpful.
If you're fanatical about photography and want to be involved with it outside of class with a group of like-minded people, or just want to help others understand photography, you can join the photography society, which also runs weekly photo tasks and has bi-annual trips either to Europe or different parts of the UK. Trips in the past have included Prague and Lake District.
Further information about the module structure and famous guest speakers can be found here.
As a whole, there's tonnes of support available, both academically from course teams and our Centre of Academic Writing, and from our Health and Wellbeing team and Students Union Advice Centre.
Also, thought I should add that 100% of students who have graduated from the course go on to further education or employment
Please feel free to ask me any more questions!