This course mixes academic rigour with practical skills in photography, video and digital imaging. Throughout the course you will build up a portfolio that demonstrates your ever-improving artistry and opens up opportunities for a creative and rewarding career. We encourage you to keep your camera 'at the ready' and constantly look for subjects and images that tell a story.
You will receive excellent support from tutors who have well-established reputations, both as professional photographers and as academic researchers into the theory and history of photography. They give regular feedback on your work, encouraging you to explore creative ideas and to develop your own approach to the subject.
In addition, our team of technicians will help you make the most of the University’s extensive facilities, which include darkrooms (chemical and digital), photography studios, cameras and digital suites with open-access Apple Macs loaded with the latest software.
All students studying on-campus undergraduate Photography, Video and Digital Editing courses can take up a CV-enhancing work placement, a University-led industry initiative, or a professional and business development boot camp. *By the term placement, we mean we are offering you a taste of the industry which might last anything from two days to four weeks on a part-time basis.
You can gain work experience through projects and commissions that are managed by our Photography Department. In the past students have covered sports events such as The Great North Run and created images for a ‘Breast is Best’ campaign for new mothers.
The University runs the North East Photography Network which links professional photographers working in the North East. We encourage our students to participate in the Network’s events and make contacts for potential placements and work experience.
Final year students from the BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging course show their work at the University of Sunderland Degree Show: