Photography – Alternative Processes (Advanced)

1. Overview

This course provides an exploration of a variety of alternative photographic processes.

As a response to increasing interest in the creative possibilities of alternative photographic processes, Gray’s is pleased to continue a specialist course in the subject.

Students will be introduced to a variety of darkroom printing techniques that are only possible when working with wet processes.

2. What you will study

You will study processes including Lith and Bromoil, Liquid emulsion, Mordancage and Cyanotypes.

We will also consider different approaches to image capture and the manipulation of analogue film.

We would aim to produce several small experimental images and a workbook containing detailed notes of experimentations, paper types and test pieces.

Suitable only for those with previous darkroom experience, students are asked to bring a selection of black & white negatives.

Specialist paper will be supplied to cover making several small images in each process.

Students with previous experience of this subject will be encouraged to further explore their chosen processes.

3. Entry Requirements

Previous darkroom experience is essential.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £345

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).


Please inform Gray's School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional information

Please bring a selection of black & white negatives.

View the Advanced Photography Materials List (PDF 133KB)

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.

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Start Date

Semester One: 13 & 14 Oct, 10 & 11 Nov 2018
Semester Two: 12 & 13 Jan, 9 & 10 Feb 2019

Course Length

40 hours
Four weekends over two semesters
Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 2.00pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

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