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Commercial Photography Welcome Guide - Overview
Your Welcome Guide

We're delighted to have you join us at Arts University Bournemouth, and hope that your time here will be rewarding, challenging, creative and enjoyable.

Arrival and your first week

Welcome to BA Commercial Photography at Arts University Bournemouth where we look forward to spending time working with and supporting you as you make great leaps forward in your learning and understanding of the creative sphere!

Starting at AUB

What's new...

Welcome! As we begin the 20/21 academic year, we've devised an exciting programme that introduces you to our excellent facilities and campus. In the first year of study on BA (Hons) Commercial Photography, while social distancing is in operation, you will still have access to the campus, studios and digital suites during the week and on Saturdays (some facilities will need to be booked in advance, to allow for safe management of the photography area), and also in the evenings.

To help support you, we have introduced some new Health & safety protocols. Film processing and printing will be operated on a bureau basis by our technicians, and camera and lighting equipment is booked online and cleaned in-between each loan, therefore maintaining safe practice, during the pandemic. The majority of lectures, tutorials and seminars will take place on Zoom or Teams (and some lectures will also be recorded, and made available for you to access).

All first year students start the Autumn term with two practical units, Principles & Practices and Digital Imaging & Production, whereby the use of studios is necessary to fulfil lighting and camera tasks crucial to the proficiency of being a Photographer. Therefore, our lecturing and technical team on Commercial Photography have carefully devised a mix of video demonstrations and studio sessions (blended learning), that allow you to use the facilities, while still adhering to guidelines relating to Social Distancing.

Guidance will be provided as the academic year progresses, and, if necessary, changes will be made that reflect any new government guidelines.

We look forward to welcoming you and supporting your studies in Commercial Photography.

Induction and your Timetable

You'll be emailed soon to enrol onto the course. It's important that you enrol by Monday 28 September so that we can set up your timetable.

Once you've enrolled you'll be able to set up your student login to access your email account and more information via the myAUB portal.

If you enrol before the 28 September then your timetable will be available through myAUB by Wednesday 7 October. This will let you know when and where to arrive on campus in the first week and the timings and how to access any remote learning sessions.

Back to Campus

Watch our 'Back to Campus' video to see what changes we have made in preparation for your arrival.

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Next Steps

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