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The Still &
Moving Image




A one year, part-time course

Student experimenting with film in the darkroom at The Margate School

Entry Requirement:

BA(Hons) or relevant experience, which does not need to be directly related to the field of photography and video.

Evidence of photographic work within applicants’ practice.

Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop.

CV, digital portfolio (pdf, Instagram

or website) and interview



Part-time October 2024 to June 2025


Taught sessions on:


15 hours minimum independent study


Cohort Size:

up to 15 places

Using experimentation and exploration to develop your practice, this course is supported by both practical and theoretical sessions within the School, the local environment and wider community.

Image Society Nature will support you to develop as a critically-minded visual artist, equipped to contribute positively to your community.

The Red Forest of Chernobyl by Ed Thompson, Tutor on the Still and Moving Image Course at The Margat

The Red Forest of Chernobyl by Ed Thompson, Tutor on the Still and Moving Image Course at The Margate School

Photography outcomes

Photography outcomes

You will gain:

  • A professional photographic skill-set, including portraiture (location and studio), landscape, reportage and event coverage

  • Video shooting and editing skills

  • Knowledge of key Adobe Suite software, including: Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects

  • An ability to communicate and connect with differing cultures and groups

  • Individual and collaborative skills to develop ideas, work on live projects and competitions

  • A cohesive body of work that is ready to engage with an audience

  • A portfolio to take into employment or further study in fields including photography, videography, marketing and media

  • New perspectives, exploring the nature of the still and moving image


What you get

  • Ongoing modules and practical workshops with internationally exhibited photographers

  • Access to digital and analogue facilities

  • Theoretical sessions to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the still and moving image

  • Tutorial support - regular one-to-ones with tutors, peer review and expert critique

  • Individual and collaborative project work and exhibition opportunities

  • Study trips within and outside of the area


£4,000 per academic year, including hot desk, computers with Adobe Creative Suite and access to

TMS facilities

We believe that your financial situation should not be a barrier to education, please get in touch by email for a conversation to discuss how we can assist.

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Course Facilities

Equipment and Software including

  • Video camera

  • Adobe suite

  • DSLR cameras

Students will need

  • Laptop

  • DSLR (if possible)

Why study with us?

  • ​Ideal course to build your portfolio or network​

  • The schedule allows you to work part time alongside study

  • Small student numbers means more individual attention​

  • Outstanding roster of visiting professionals

  • Stunning location, a stones throw from the beach​

  • Promotes sustainable practice 

  • A pioneering liberal art school

Course Modules



What is Photography?

Past, present & future

This opening module explores the transitory nature of photography. Technological and societal transformations are constantly reworking our understanding of both contemporary and archival imagery. Through research and experimentation within the local area of Margate, students will be encouraged to reflect on photograph’s historical, theoretical, and ethical shifts in perspective.



Still | Moving

Building on the previous module, these sessions explore what happens when the still image is set in motion. The complex relationship between these two states can open up a wealth of creative research possibilities. Students will work with a range of techniques including - animation, stop-frame, long/multiple exposure, video, sound, and software such as Adobe Premiere and After Effects.



A Wider Frame

This module encourages students to consider the interconnected relationship between still and moving imagery and other forms of expression, including cinema, sound, the written word, fine art, digital platforms and gallery installations. Developing a broader understanding of how media intersect and influence each other in the 21st Century will expand the range and possibilities of your practice.



Communicating Through Imagery

The focus of this module is to enhance the ability of your practice to communicate and connect with differing cultures and groups within the Margate community. You will be introduced to a range of fundamental themes and topics, such as narrative and collaboration, with the aim to develop a contextually informed practice that is embedded within, yet also able to communicate beyond your local community.



Project Resolution

Within this module you will consolidate your imagery into a cohesive body of work that is ready to engage with an audience. You will be encouraged to consider the editing and layout of your still or moving images, how text and font choices can help bring work together, and methods for printing, mounting or projecting work.  

Students can develop their work in the most appropriate format: for example: an exhibition, a book, website, performance, social media, or video. Collaboration at this stage, amongst the students and the wider community will be encouraged.



Publishing | Exhibiting | Curating

In this final module you will be encouraged to develop techniques that enhance the distribution and dissemination of your work. Thinking as a publisher will allow you to consider potential audiences and distribution channels, such as: social media, websites, self-publishing, crowdsourcing and gallery exhibition.

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