Charlotte

Turner

United Kingdom
If you’re looking for a course that is full of new experiences, supportive lecturers, exciting opportunities and a hands on, practical approach then studying Photography at NTU is perfect for you.

More about Charlotte

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I chose to study at NTU because of the amazing facilities. At college I spent a lot of time in the darkroom printing my images, so having a darkroom was essential when choosing a university. When I came to look around NTU, the academics and students were all so helpful and friendly and made me feel really welcome.”

What do you enjoy most about your course?
“The freedom. You can explore your own practice and develop your skills throughout the three years to better yourself. The lecturers are so supportive and all have a wide variety of knowledge in each aspect of photography, so someone will always be able to help you.”

How do you find the facilities?
“There are three studios, all of which are very big in size. The workshops are important to attend as the staff introduce you to new skills and equipment and open your eyes to new photography practices that you might not have thought about before. Bonington building has a fantastic art shop on campus, equipped with various materials to support your studies. Bonington Gallery holds exhibitions for you to go along to and explore different practices for inspiration.”

Can you tell us a bit about your exchange to the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague?
“I studied at FAMU for a year and it was fantastic! I was enrolled on Media and Photography, as I’d never done media before I jumped at the chance to gain some new skills. I learned a lot about the business side of TV and film, as well as cinematography, visual theory and script analysis.

“Best of all we had guest lecturers who came in to host discussions and provide workshops, so I met a lot of directors, script writers and producers. It was so interesting to hear their stories! The best lecture was given by film writer Peter Morgan who has worked on films such as The Queen and Rush, and is the creator of Netflix’s new drama series The Crown.

“The highlight of my exchange was living in such a beautiful city. I fell in love with Prague so quickly because of its stories, architecture and quirkiness.”

Would you encourage other students to go on exchange?
“Definitely! The exchange programme doesn’t just give you an opportunity to study at another university but you also get to explore another country and meet some fantastic people, all whilst developing yourself as a person. This experience has made me a lot more confident in my work, in meeting new people and has helped me realise the path I want to go down in the future.”

What do you enjoy most about living and studying in Nottingham?
“Nottingham is such an energetic city. There is plenty of culture for you to take in, historical buildings along with fantastic restaurants and nightlife.”

Why would you recommend studying Photography at NTU?
“If you’re looking for a course that is full of new experiences, supportive lecturers, exciting opportunities and a hands on, practical approach then studying Photography at NTU is perfect for you. NTU is fantastic at creating a community and always hosts events in order for you to feel involved.”

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