United Kingdom, Bournemouth

Practical Photography

when 24 July 2018 - 10 August 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1795

Develop your photography skills as well as your confidence in our highly practical photography summer course.

Working in our industry-standard studios or out on location, you will take part in a series of workshops, tutorials and photography shoots designed to increase your confidence and knowledge of photography processes, as well as developing your practical photographic skills.

You will be guided through the fundamentals of photography including camera controls, image composition, depth-of-field and working with light. You will explore creative techniques in photography to gain a greater understanding of how to ‘tell a story’ through your photographs and be encouraged to explore your photographic style. You will also consider ethical, social and cultural issues related to photography to further inform your own photographic journey.

You will take part in a variety of studio shoots including still life, portraiture and commercial – there will also be a series of location shoots in and around Bournemouth, providing the perfect opportunity to capture some of the most impressive coastlines and landscapes in the area, as well as exploring urban photography. Our expert tutors will guide you through studio set-up showing you how to use lighting and studio photography equipment safely and effectively.

Post-production workshops will increase your knowledge of photography processes and editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. There will also be the opportunity to professionally print a selection of your images taken during the course to add to your portfolio or for future development.

Target group

AUB Summer Courses are open to all those aged 16 or over at the time of taking the course. Our summer courses are attended by high school students, university students and creative professionals wishing to learn new creative skills, enhance their current studies or change careers.

Course aim

- Develop new creative skills and techniques
– Prepare for an arts course at university
– Boost your career prospects
– Experience studying in a British University
– Learn from creative experts
– Share ideas, skills and talents with students from around the world

Credits info

University Students, who wish their home university to recognise and award credits for their summer programme, should first
check with their home institution so that they can assess and award credit as appropriate. The Arts University recommends
the course is equivalent to 1 - 4 U.S. credits and 3 - 9 ECTS credits. Students will be able to demonstrate their successful
course attendance and completion by presenting their course handbook and Completion Certificate.

Fee info

GBP 1795: Please note our course fee includes all materials used within the course, teaching costs, plus admission fees for any day trips or study excursions that take place as part of your course.
GBP 1700: SUMMER RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMME – Travel, Accommodation and Social Activities £1700


No scholarships or financial aid is available from AUB for Summer Courses.