The course really encourages us to apply for as many competitions as possible – it’s a really good thing to put on your CV if you win one!
More about Amy
Amy has recently received one of two 2016 Genesis Imaging Student Bursaries
"I most enjoy the seminars - I really enjoy receiving and giving feedback to fellow students. I also enjoy shoot days in the studio, there's lot of preparation involved beforehand, but it's worth it when you're editing the photos in the digital darkroom.
“In Year One we are set briefs by tutors, so we can gather our bearings and work out what genre of photography we enjoy. As the course progresses we are given more independence, and as we enter the final year we create our own briefs, spending the year focusing on our final year project.
“Winning the NTU bursary award with Genesis Imaging felt really good. It gave me a lot of confidence towards my work and it’s encouraged me to get involved with independent companies regarding photography and the images I’m exhibiting. I was awarded £500 to spend on their printing facilities, so now I have a great opportunity to get creative with how I display my NTU Degree Show work! The course really encourages us to apply for as many competitions as possible – it’s a really good thing to put on your CV if you win one!
“Every other week NTU Photography invites guest lecturers to speak to the whole course. This can be people who work in the photographic industry or actual photographers who give us lectures on the experience they have had, or tips of how to start out. A favourite speaker of mine was Cristina De Middel as she gave a memorable presentation on her recent project Afronauts. Another influential photographer who spoke at NTU was Martin Parr, and I eventually got to work with him on a photoshoot earlier this year."