Photography Summer School
Years 12, 13 & FE Equivalent
Wednesday 20th - Friday 22nd July, 10am - 4pm daily. This free Summer School is open to students in years 12, 13 & FE equivalent. The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 26th June.
This Photography Summer School invites you to explore the possibilities of photography, to expand and enhance your understanding of the variety photographic art forms through playful & interactive workshops – you will develop your understanding of the history photography and the rapid journey the art form has taken since the 1800’s through practical workshops such as:
• Cyanotype printing – one of the earliest forms of photography discovered by Sir John Herschel in 1842. Cyanotype is a photographic printing technique that uses ultra-violet sensitive chemicals, ultra- violet light exposure & objects. The outcome is a striking blue & white print, often known as a ‘blue print’
• Photogram printing – A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera. The process is entirely created within a darkroom, using light sensitive paper, objects & exposure to light. The print is then processes through the darkroom chemicals to reveal the image – the outcome is a contrasted black and white print revealing the silhouette shapes of the objects arranged on the light sensitive paper
• DSLR workshops – a mix of digital SLR camera workshops to enable you to explore the possibilities of using cameras to form expressive artworks.
By the end of the Summer School you will have created a physical portfolio of work which displays Alternative Photography & Digital Photography techniques. These portfolios can be used in future university or college applications to display your abilities & knowledge within the photographic art form.
This Summer School is suitable for students in years 12, 13 & FE equivalent with an interest in creative subjects - you need to have a passion for Art and Design but you don't need any previous experience and you don't have to be studying a creative subject at school/college to take part. Our Clubs aim to be inclusive - creativity is for everyone! If you have any special requirements (learning needs, access needs, disability support, preferred pronouns, allergies etc) then please let us know on your application form and we will try our best to make sure your experience with us is comfortable and enjoyable. If you'd like to ask us anything about the Club in advance of applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During this three day Summer School you will explore techniques in Art and Design. This Summer School provides a great opportunity to explore new creative disciplines, find out more about creative careers and pathways, and add to your portfolio of work.
During the Summer School you will take part in creative workshops, meet practising artists and student ambassadors, and take part in a group exhibition on the last day of the event.
All creative materials required will be provided free of charge, and support with travel is available for target students (see below or get in touch to find out more).
The Summer School is free to attend and open to all students in years 12, 13 & FE equivalent living in Kent and Medway.
This activity is provided by the Outreach Programme which aims to increase the number of young people from underrepresented groups and areas accessing higher education.
Priority places will be given to students who live in targeted postcodes and those who attend a partnership school or college.
Any remaining spaces will be allocated in line with the eligibility criteria.
Deadline for applications: 23:59 on Sunday 26th June.
Disclaimer: UCA reserve the right to cancel or amend this activity at any time prior to the event. This event is in-person and will be subject to institution and government Covid-19 safety guidelines applicable at the time.
UCA’s Summer Schools are suitable for students who are studying or have an interest in creative subjects and would like to develop their skills and portfolio.
The aim of the course is to provide an opportunity for young people to access free art and design tuition from a higher education institution to support them in the development of their portfolio of work. It's also designed for students who may not otherwise have the chance to access such an opportunity.
Priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- are the first generation in their family to study at higher education level (e.g. Degree, HND, HNC)
- are currently eligible for Free School Meals
- come from a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (determined by postcode using POLAR 3 data)
- are from a black or minority ethnic (BAME) background
- are in, or have lived under local authority care
- have caring responsibilities for a family member
- have a disability
- attend a HEON, KaMCOP or KMPF partnered school (a list of eligible schools is included below)
- live in HEON or KaMCOP target postcode area
- have not previously attended a UCA Easter or Summer School programme
- are studying without the support of family
- are an unaccompanied asylum seeker/refugee
- a child from a military family
- from a gypsy, roma and traversal community
Allocation will also be based on your personal statement, where we would like to see an evident passion for the subject and an interest in studying a creative subject at a higher level.
This information will be gathered via UCA’s Summer Schools application form and will be assessed by the University’s Outreach Manager and Outreach Officer.
Once the application deadline has passed, we will consider all applications against the priority criteria listed above to determine who will be offered a place. A decision will be sent in writing to confirm whether a place on the programme has been secured, and successful applicants will be asked to confirm their place in writing. Where the programmes are oversubscribed, unplaced applicants who meet the criteria outlined above will be kept on a waiting list and allocated spaces should they become available. UCA reserves the right to cancel or amend Summer School activities at any time prior to the start of the club. In the event of any changes, applicants/participants and their parents/carers will be notified accordingly.
If an applicant decides not to accept their offer, they must inform UCA staff via email as soon as possible so spaces can be reallocated where possible, by emailing email@example.com
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- Canterbury College
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- Cornwallis Academy
- Dane Court Grammar School
- Dartford Science & Technology College
- Dover Christ Church Academy
- Dover Grammar School For Boys
- Dover Grammar School For Girls
- East Kent College
- Fulston Manor School
- Goodwin Academy
- Greenacre Academy
- Hadlow College
- Hartsdown Academy
- Herne Bay High School
- Highsted Grammar School
- Highworth Grammar School
- Hillview School For Girls
- Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre
- Hugh Christie Technology College
- King Ethelbert School
- Longfield Academy
- MidKent College
- New Line Learning Academy
- North Kent College
- Northfleet School For Girls
- Northfleet Technology College
- Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey
- Orchards Academy
- Rainham School For Girls
- Saint George's Church Of England School
- Sandwich Technology School
- Spires Academy
- St Anselm's Catholic School
- St Augustine's Academy
- St Edmund's Catholic School
- St George's Church Of England Foundation School
- St John's Catholic Comprehensive School
- Strood Academy
- Thamesview School
- The Abbey School
- The Charles Dickens School
- The Community College Whitstable
- The Ebbsfleet Academy
- The Folkestone Academy
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- The John Wallis Church Of England Academy
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- The Leigh UTC
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- The Norton Knatchbull School
- The Robert Napier School
- The Royal Harbour Academy
- The Sittingbourne Community College
- The Turner School
- The Victory Academy
- Towers School and Sixth Form Centre
- Ursuline College
- Valley Park School
- Walderslade Girls' School
- Westlands School
- Wilmington Academy
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