Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: Whitby High School

23 June - 27 June 2021

Exhibitions

Student Exhibitions: UCEN

9 June - 13 June 2021

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Student Exhibitions: Arc

16 June - 20 June 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: HOMETOWNS

10 June 2021

Exhibitions Main Exhibition

Digital Window Gallery: Postcards from us x

10 June - 20 June 2021

Events

OPEN ROOMS #13: A BALKAN JOURNEY WITH CHRIS LESLIE

17 June 2021

Exhibitions

First Light New Northern Graduates Exhibition

22 May 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: Interior Tension

22 June 2021

Events

First Light Spotlight: Networked Beings

8 June 2021

Past Events

Open Eye Gallery book club presents: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

3 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Things Are Strange

25 May 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #12: INDEPENDENTS BIENNIAL

6 May 2021

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial 2021: The Stomach and the Port

19 May - 6 June 2021

Picturing England’s High Streets: Prescot

7 April 2021

Picturing England’s High Street: Chester

7 April 2021

Exhibitions

Reclaim The City: Suzanne St Clare

8 April 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Parallel Histories

11 May 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: After Nature

27 April 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Unearthly Matter

13 April 2021

Exhibitions

Hanging out: Interviews

23 March - 5 April 2021

Exhibitions

Digital Window Gallery: Independents Biennial

18 March - 6 June 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight: Corrupted Archives

30 March 2021

Past Events

First Light Spotlight – Connecting new photography with writing

16 March 2021

Past Events

OPEN ROOMS #11: ON THE CORNERS OF ARGYLE AND GLENWOOD – PHOTOBOOK IN COLLABORATION

11 March 2021

Freelance Photographer in Residence Position

23 February 2021

Family Page

23 February 2021

About Alternative Lens

23 February 2021

Projects

Introducing Energy House

23 February 2021

Past Events

Open Rooms #10: All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

25 February 2021

The Course

12 February 2021

Past Events

PLATFORM ISSUE 3: HOPE

12 February 2021

Events

OPEN CALL: THE STORY OF LIVERPOOL THROUGH ITS TREES

1 January - 30 April 2021

Events

OPEN CALL: HOMETOWNS

11 February - 31 March 2021

Past Events

WHAT WE DO IN LOCKDOWN

5 January 2021

HYPERTEXT: Books Beyond Bars – Felix McNulty in conversation with Sarah Jane Baker

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Ruth White – The Role of the Photobook in Representing the British Working Classes

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Yasmine Akim ‘Decolonise art schools & showcase the agency of marginalised people’

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jason Evans – Sound & Vision

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: ROOT-ed Zine – Our Experience of Navigating through Arts and Media as People of Colour

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Present and Continuous Q&A with Liz Wewiora and the Many Hands Craft Collective

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Rose Nordin of OOMK in conversation with Kerol Izwan of Musotrees

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Jade Montserrat in conversation with Nikita Gill

28 November 2020

HYPERTEXT: Sam Hutchinson in conversation with Aram Sabbah of Skatepal

28 November 2020

Get Involved: The Story of Liverpool City Region Through Its Trees

24 November 2020

Past Events

Home Turf: Fans, Foodbanks and Photography

17 December 2020

Past Events

Scottie Press: Digital Residency

7 December - 11 December 2020

Past Events

Tell It Like It Is: Ian Clegg and Laura Robertson in Conversation

20 November 2020

Exhibitions

VR: L— A City Through Its People

5 November - 7 March 2020

Exhibitions Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer HK/UK — Lee Wing Ki: Night Walk (an excerpt)

16 November - 30 November 2020

Past Exhibitions

Peer to Peer: UK / HK

11 November 2020

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Discover your own creative practice in photography through UCEN Manchester and Open Eye Gallery.

We are delighted to be presenting a degree with UCEN Manchester in Photography and Social Practice. Graduates will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts with Honors, and gain invaluable experience of the arts sector and industry photographic practice. 

Study with Open Eye Gallery and UCEN Manchester

Photography is now arguably the most important visual media – everyday billions share their lives using it on social media. The speed at which it moves keeps pace with changes in all parts of our lives and society, and it is able to reflect those developments in a way that is unique to photography. 

This useful and innovative course will nurture the skills, creativity, knowledge and ideas necessary to prepare you for a broad range of photography careers. You will be encouraged to think critically, take risks and explore your creative potential, with opportunities to experiment with analogue and digital photography, moving image, text or sound. 

You will receive creative opportunities fronted by us at Open Eye Gallery, one of the leading photographic institutes in the country. Our cutting-edge approach will engage you artistically to explore opportunities within community, education and public gallery sectors. Curators, educators and programmers at Open Eye Gallery will input throughout the course with a strong focus on your personal and professional development.  These interactions will connect you to the sector during your degree, giving you a head start in networking, working in a professional context and capacity, and gaining first-hand experience of the art sector.

Course aims

  • To provide curricula, informed by external reference points, which develop a range of technical, professional, vocational, employability transferable and key skills.

 

  • To facilitate a quality learning experience, that fosters engagement with their programme of study and promotes independent study and life–long learning.

 

  • To maintain a high quality, comprehensive and coherent Photography focused curriculum, informed by theory, practice and research, which enhances each student’s career opportunities.

 

  • To enable students from a variety of backgrounds, the opportunity to have a Nationally recognised training programme based in the North West of England that will provide photographers for both regional and national market places  

 

  • To instill within its graduates a knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary photography which will fuel a curiosity and ambition within them and to contribute to the development of that profession

 

Find out more information about the course and how to apply here: Photography and Social Practice

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