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Photography department welcomes senior lecturers

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Four senior lecturers in Photography from Norwich University of the Arts, Anglia Ruskin University, De Montfort and the London College of Communication, University of the Arts came to speak to our students about studying Photography at degree level.

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‘Heather and Friends’ by James Russell Cant, Lecturer in Photography at Norwich University of the Arts

The key themes of the talks were creativity and employability. All of the speakers emphasised that their students were being prepared for future employment. As well as exploring their creativity they would be gaining a wide range of transferrable skills to enable them to find work in the creative industries. Our students then learnt about the differences between the types of photography course available. The visitors gave helpful guidance on writing personal statements and preparing portfolios for interview.

One of our students commented: “It was great to see such a wide range of work by the graduates from the universities: it showed what is possible, and how individual the courses are.”

The speakers are all established photographers, and they were happy to show examples of their photographs. Students commented how inspiring it was to hear them talk about their images and their working methods.

Main photograph by Kerstin Hacker, Course Leader BA(Hons) and MA Photography at Anglia Ruskin University