Morgan

McMahon

United Kingdom
The thing I enjoy most about the course is the freedom to explore your own ideas and projects. With the support and help from the tutors, it’s freeing knowing you can explore what you’re really interested in.

More about Morgan

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I decided to study at NTU because for me, it was the best university out there. The BA (Hons) Photography course offers both a practical and critical side – something I feel is very important. The course here also offers outstanding facilities.”

What do you enjoy most about the course and studying within the School of Art & Design?
“The thing I enjoy most about the course is the freedom to explore your own ideas and projects. With the support and help from the tutors, it’s freeing knowing you can explore what you’re really interested in.

“The student community is one of my favourite parts about the School of Art & Design. You can easily talk to anyone from any year or course making it easy to connect and collaborate with people on projects.”

Can you tell us a little bit about your favourite project so far?
“My last project has been the most enjoyable – it involved creating a zine called “Section Twenty Eight”. This was a portrait series featuring people within the LGBTQ community. It reflected recent and historical queer oppression, such as Section 28 introduced in 1988 by Thatcher’s government which banned the promotion, sharing or teaching of homosexuality in the UK.”

How do you find the course staff?
“All of the staff on the course are incredible at what they do. The tutors are supportive and encouraging of the ideas and plans you have. They always want the best out of you and will push to get the most out of everything you’re doing.”

How do you find the facilities available to you?
“At a course level, the photography facilities are outstanding - from the kit available, the studios, darkrooms and printing equipment. The Bonington Gallery is great place to escape to for inspiration and the campus art shop has everything you could possibly need!”

What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“Nottingham is a great city, it’s got plenty of culture and history. I constantly find myself finding new things to do.”

Why would you recommend your course to someone interested in studying Photography?
“Studying BA (Hons) Photography at NTU is more than just being able to take pictures. That is clearly an important part but it’s also about learning the history around photography, and making work that you’re going to be proud of. The course focuses on developing new skills and learning to use them outside of university. If that’s what you’re looking for out of your degree, then NTU is the place for you!”

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