Fieldnotes is produced by the BA and MA Photography programmes at UCLAN – the University of Central Lancashire.
BA(Hons) Photography offers a strong grounding in all areas of photographic media from digital to traditional means of imaging and printing. With a strong student centred emphasis the programme aims to help students develop a clear understanding of how photographs can be utilised to communicate and express their vision or understanding of the world. Students will be encouraged to experiment and explore their own ideas through projects which resolve both practical and critical issues. The course has a clear emphasis on the vocational with opportunities for work placements and client based briefs. There are also specialist opportunities to pursue fashion, fine art and documentary specialisms for those with a clearly focused idea of what area of the industry they wish to pursue.
MA Photography benefits from our first class facilities and is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in: photojournalism, documentary photography, editorial photography or fine art. Central to the course philosophy will be the brining together of theory and practice. Modules will introduce you to a series of concepts you will be encouraged to analyse and you will develop an awareness of the issues and expectations of the area of industry you intend on working in. You will be introduced to a range of methodologies employed by photographers and will be encouraged to adopt aspects of these within your own practice. Guest lectures by practitioners, editors, curators etc will help you build links with people working in industry. In the past our students have gone on placements with organisations such as V&A, Vogue, Guardian, Ilford, and Rankin.