University Level Film, Media & Photography Students Launch Online Exhibition

University level Media and Photography students at Truro and Penwith College have taken their work from the lens to the screen with the launch of an online exhibition.

James Theakston - Mission

The students, who are the studying the Foundation Degree (FdA) course within the College’s university level provision, have spent the term working together to launch their first online exhibition, that showcases the work they have produced this year.

The online exhibition, which is now live, displays the students’ work and includes a range of images that cover a variety of subjects including Cornwall’s landscape, flora and fauna, and portraits, as well as documentary and pop culture.

The selection of images and film on display at the virtual exhibition are not only visually striking but also provide the viewer with an in-depth look at how the students express their identity through the work they have produced. 

While in normal years the students usually host the popular exhibition in person in Truro, previously at Country Hall and Lemon Street Gallery, with hundreds of people visiting the event, this year’s online exhibition has proved to be no less successful with people all over the region visiting the online event from the comfort of their own homes.

Luke Barlow

Photography lecturer Marcus Way said: “We are really thrilled to see the quality and diversity of imagery on show in this online exhibition and we look forward to holding a ‘physical’ exhibition in the summer.”

The FdA course, which is led by industry specialist photographers, producers, lighting designers, camera operators and directors, provides students with an opportunity to develop their practical and academic skills. It also equips students with an understanding of how to produce still and moving images along with a variety of other forms of media, and the academic and practical skills required to specialise in their chosen field.

Students who complete the course often receive local, national and even global opportunities to work for media and photographic companies, produce content for websites, TV channels and online magazines. Many students also choose to continue their studies with the College progressing on to the BA (Hons) Applied Media course.

The online exhibition can be viewed by clicking this link

Liz Jenkins' surreal infrared landscape photograph of St Micheal's Mount

Vanessa Leaver