BA (Hons) Design: Film and Photography
Currently enrolled on MA Design Practice
My BA in Design: Film and Photography at Wrexham Glyndwr University enabled the development of my practice extensively. I went from just being able to produce aesthetically appealing imagery in the first year to having depth and context in my work which allowed me the opportunity to exhibit in a gallery in Battersea, London as well as at Oriel Sycharth in Wrexham. I am very confident in my abilities now and I am consistently utilising the knowledge I attained from the course. I wanted to continue my studies so I am now studying for my Masters in Design Practice at Wrexham Glyndwr again.
I have been internationally published in Haaretz newspaper in Tel Aviv, Israel. I photographed a pro-Palestinian protest and the newspaper that has 100,000 daily readers and is published in three languages, got in touch to use my imagery. Aside from this my first ever exhibition in my third year was very special. I co-exhibited with some great photographers in Karolina Skorek (who also studied at Glyndwr University) and Chris Clunn, whom has had work exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery. Overall though I would have to say that my co-exhibited titled ‘Migrants’ is my greatest achievement to date having been selected by a very esteemed panel of judges including Magnum Photos member and photographic great Carl De Keyzer. I am only twenty-two years of age so hopefully I will have more career highlights to come.
Although a degree in the creative sector is not always considered necessary, the experience and depth of understanding you attain through a degree is invaluable. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Wrexham Glyndwr, despite hating my time as a college student. University is completely different from college and it is a great experience.
I would definitely recommend undertaking a course with Wrexham Glyndwr University. My BA degree in Film and Photography is superb especially with Mark McKenna on the course. There is a huge amount of depth to the course, the content is challenging and conceptual in nature and I feel that the course managed to get the best out of everyone in the class. Mark McKenna is a great asset to the University and will be a key aspect in the development of future students.
The degree show is a fantastic memory of my time at Glyndwr. Even the week leading up to it when we were preparing and hanging our prints was great and built excitement for the day. You got to unwind, reflect on your years of study as well as saying goodbye to good friends you’d made on the course. It was a really enjoyable experience.
"Wrexham Glyndwr University lead me from just being able to take pretty pictures to being chosen by a Magnum Photos member for an exhibition in the nation’s capital."