Please don't get us wrong, we LOVE our course, we love our staff, and (for the most part) we love Ravensbourne!
BA (Hons) Digital Photography at Ravensbourne is approaching it’s third anniversary. Whilst its first cohort of students are preparing their final degree show work and subsequently to enter the industry, the course is expanding rapidly (from 20 students in L3, to 60+ Students in L1).
Throughout these past three years there has been little in the way of an appropriate Photography Studio.
It is hard to accept that Ravensbourne can offer a degree in photography, without providing one of the most fundamental requirements of this craft.
As a consequence a number of Level Three students have had to compromise planning for their Major Project, or abandon their plans entirely as a result of having no continuity of studio space in which to set up and work.
Constant room changes mean that equipment is being damaged from being constantly rigged, taken down and stored. Students are having to regularly climb ladders to 'construct' a studio out of a classroom, as well as carrying heavy flight cases on a daily basis.
Imagine Editing & Post Production with no Edit Suites, or Broadcast without the TV Studio or Gallery...
Ravensbourne NEEDS to assign an appropriate space, ideally 213 as a photography studio and kit it out to the standard that should be expected of a highly-regarded, industry-facing institution.
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