BA (Hons) Photography Year 1 Above Image: Ollie Gapper
In the first year, you’ll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. On the course you’ll learn the technical and conceptual skills that will give you a solid foundation from which to explore your areas of specialist activity. 
Environment  This unit challenges you to consider the significance of environments from a variety of cultural, social and political perspectives. This will be explored parallel to the development of your fundamental technical and theoretical photographic skills. The Environment unit will provide a key starting point to the development of learning, research and writing skills that will support your transition into higher education. 
Identity – During this unit you will be introduced to a wide range of practices, ideas and technologies that will enable you to interrogate the notion of representing identity through photography. You will examine how identity is expressed and constructed through the use of props, pose, gesture or lighting. This unit will develop key theoretical and practical skills that will deepen your understanding of the relationship between photography and identity.
Image Making – Aimed at enhancing your understanding of the constructed nature of images and how this nature may be manipulated to synthesise meaning, this is also the first unit in which you will be expected to develop a contextual essay.
Individual Project – The concluding unit of Year 1 encourages reflection on your progress so far; consolidating your successes and allowing you to make work that is not defined by a set brief, but is instead driven by personal research and exploration. You will be given a freer rein to experiment and take risks in a supportive environment that will help develop your voice as a visual practitioner.
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