Photography Case Study

David Bell - BA (Hons) Photography 

David studies the Photography course at Newcastle College University Centre. If you'd like to study Photography at the University Centre this September, there's still time. You can complete our online application form or check out our Digital Arts courses to learn what else is on offer. 

Why did you choose to study at Newcastle College?

I studied a year of filmmaking at a different University and decided it wasn’t or me, as it was all based on theory, so I decided to pursue my passion in photography instead. I decided to come back to Newcastle and after chatting to the tutor for more information, I found the course better suited for me.

What has been your highlight of studying at Newcastle College?

The biggest highlight of studying at the University Centre was when I was offered the job at the Handbag Clinic as an in house photographer. Without the course and everything that I’ve learnt while studying here, I wouldn’t have had that opportunity.

How do you think learning from industry experienced tutors benefits you?

We all benefit a lot, as the tutors have experience in the industry which they can pass onto us. Especially as an aspiring professional photographer myself, it’s nice to know how our tutors went about being a photographer and the skills necessary for that.

What inspires you?

The work of others. When I was younger, I used to be obsessed with Apple, their marketing, the brand and the whole idea behind it, especially the minimalistic look in their photography and I wanted to create that. That is what inspired my interest in still life photography now.

How would you describe the staff at the College?

Amazing, they are the most genuinely lovely people, they’re knowledgeable and incredibly helpful.


You can learn more about our photography degree course here or apply online to start this September.