Nottingham, United Kingdom

Photography and Heritage

when 15 July 2024 - 26 July 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee GBP 1200

Nottingham is a vibrant city with a rich heritage – Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, The Lace Market, and Nottingham Castle all make this the idea place to learn about heritage through the lens of your camera. This course will teach you the necessary skills to capture the identity of a place in your photographs.

In this course you will:
• Improve your understanding of digital photography and the manual settings of your camera
• Explore Nottingham’s history and heritage through photography
• Experiment with abstract shapes, colours and textures
• Use Raw processing and Photoshop to enhance and manipulate your images
• Print your own photographs in a darkroom
• Make a short zine of your work using InDesign
You will need a camera if you have one. This could be a digital or film camera. If you don’t have one then don’t worry, you can borrow one from the university - you will be using a variety of cameras including the ones on your phone!

Course leader

George Miles and Jed Hoyland - Senior Lecturers in the School of Art and Design.

Target group

This course is ideal for university-level students with a passion for photography and heritage and have the required English language skills.

Course aim

After studying on this course, you should be able to:

• Communicate a visual response to places and histories
• Evaluate your own work and that of others
• Demonstrate relevant technical skills
• Create photographs that explore ideas.

Teaching on this course will be delivered by lectures and project briefings, studio workshops, technical demonstrations, verbal and visual presentations, and off campus trips.

Assessment – visual presentation of your project work.

Credits info

10 EC
10 UK Credit / 5 ECTS. You will receive a certificate and an official NTU transcript of results with your credits recorded.

Fee info

GBP 1200: £1080 Early-bird discount if paid by 30 April 2023. Tuition fee includes course materials, our exciting social and cultural programme, support from our friendly team of student buddies, use of our GSS Hub with free drinks, and a trip to the beautiful city of York.
GBP 440: Accommodation in our on-campus student halls. All rooms are single with ensuite facilities and shared kitchen and living spaces. Halls are self-catered and kitchen and bedding packs will be provided. Our accommodation is right in the heart of the city and so there are lots of food shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and takeaways just a short walk away.


£100 early-bird discount if tuition fee payment is received by 30 April 2024. A further discount is offered to groups of 10+ students travelling from the same University.