Bridging Courses: Re-Approaching Photography

Approx. Duration: 12 months at 8hrs/week


The Bridging: Re-Approaching Photography course is designed specifically for those who have extensive professional experience with photography, but need to further develop their critical, academic skills in the subject to equip them for the challenges of undergraduate study in photography.

It is a challenging course that will encourage you to consider the photographic image in all of the many diverse ways it is used and consumed. The course encourages you to reflect critically upon your own photographic practice and help your articulate a critical voice on the subject of contemporary photography.

As a ‘Bridging’ course, it serves as an introduction for those with existing practical skills but who might not yet have explored and developed their critical/academic abilities. To assist you in attaining these abilities in preparation for Higher Education study, this course contains an additional 6th part and tutorial point to help you prepare a  Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) application.

Via APEL, provided your portfolio submissions meet the technical and academic criteria for each of the units you apply for exemption from, it is possible to gain up to 50% of the credits towards a BA (Hons) Photography degree.

Course Fees

Usual Fees: £1,075

or £325 deposit followed by 8 x £100 monthly instalments (£50 instalment fee included).
These usual fees will apply after 4pm on Friday 23 February 2018 when the 20% discounted rate comes to an end.

20% Discounted Fee: £860

As a Bridging unit to HE study, this course will initially be running as a pilot, and as such there will be a 20% discount available (by either cohort or traditional route) until 21 February 2018. Therefore the following pricing will apply between now and 4pm on 21 February 2018.

£860 in full or £310.00 deposit followed by 6 x £100.00 monthly instalments (£50.00 instalment fee included)


Re-Approaching Photography aims to:

  • Explore a broad range of contemporary practices in photography.
  • Introduce you to research skills and key ideas in photography.
  • Use critical thinking and reflective writing skills to develop your learning.
  • Develop your ability to read and evaluate your own and other practitioners’ photographs.


On satisfactory completion of Re-Approaching Photography you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the broad range of contemporary practices in photography.
  • Apply your research skills to explore the theoretical underpinnings of photography.
  • Apply your understanding of contemporary photography to your own practice.
  • Reflect upon your own learning experience.