Gray's School of Art


Short Course - Advanced

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Photography | Advanced
Enhance your creative skills and understanding of the camera through studio and location photography via personalised projects.

Taught by our specialist staff, this course accommodates those who wish to build on previous dark room and camera experience, and further explore their personal practice. This will vary depending on the level of experience and desire to develop work independently or with the support of the lecturer.

This course has multiple study options
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Semester One:
1/3 Oct - 19/21 Nov 2019
Semester Two:
7/9 Jan - 25/27 Feb/ 2020
Course Length
40 hours (16 weeks)
Tuesdays or Thursdays
7.00pm - 9.30pm

The course includes full access to Gray's School of Arts darkroom facilities. You are encouraged to develop self-directed study in the film format of your choosing from 35mm, medium format to 5x4 and larger.

You will have access to the photographic studio, a Fibre Based Paper drying drum and a large heat press / dry mounting press.

All chemicals are provided.

Tuition and advice will be tailored to your individual and chosen path of creative practice.

Please note: Intermediate Photography will run alongside our Advanced Photography Short Course.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

This course includes some classes that meet on location, requiring you to travel to the location or be picked up from Gray's on a Saturday or Sunday.

You will be supported to understand the design process through class talks, individual/group discussions and studio-based practice.

You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills. You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.

A suggested materials list will be issued with booking confirmation.

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


This course is not formally assessed. 


Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty. 

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.

Study Skills Support


This course is recommended for those who have completed the Intermediate course or equivalent. Students must have knowledge and experience of film developing and darkroom practice.

Required Age

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.


Course fee: £365


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.


Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s School of Art Materials Shop. Find out more:  



Gray's School of Art Materials Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Materials Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.


Facilities specifically tailored for this course:

University Wide Facilities


Apply direct to the university using our online application form. 

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

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