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 2023 to June 2024
Academic year commences 4 October 2023
Taught sessions on:
15 hours minimum independent study
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 Margate School
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
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.
Equipment and Software including
Students will need
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
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.
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.