Photography is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary practice with many histories, identities and dimensions. At the Wolverhampton School of Art (est. 1851), we explore these diverse legacies through contemporary practice and critical theory. The BA Photography philosophy is that images should be about something rather than of something and examines making images through practical assignments and a number of key photographic themes such as: identity and portraiture; place and location and narrative and performance. These assignments and themes are developed through six modules: Level 4 Recollections and Situations; Level 5 Interventions and Encounters and Level 6 Live and Show. The modules allow you to explore the relationships for example between photography and the self-portrait; studio image and fashion; our personal image in emotional photography in health and memory as well as interpretative recordings of landscapes, documentary and portraiture. The course allows you to engage with the key ideas and concepts within contemporary photographic practice, and to explore photography as a medium of communication in a number of professional settings. You will learn a variety of colour and black and white darkroom skills, and have access to computer-based design programmes and digital manipulation software. Practical work will introduce you to cameras of all formats both in the studio and on location, and an optional placement year will give you essential realworld experience. There are regular visits to exhibitions as well as field trips and lectures from visiting professional photographers.