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Meg – FdA Film, Media and Photography

Penzance local Meg decided to stay and study at the University Centre Truro and Penwith, and has thrived on her course, with the opportunity to exhibit her work in a local gallery.

“The classes are the perfect size and more beneficial for me”

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Name: Meg Noon

Age: 19

Hometown: Penzance

Prior qualifications and where studied: Level 2 Lens-Based Media Diploma at Penwith

Course(s) studied and which campus: FdA Film, Media and Photography at Truro

 

Wanting to continue her studies close to home, Penzance local and former Penwith College student Meg decided to enrol onto the FdA Film, Media and Photography course at the University Centre Truro and Penwith.

Meg, who previously studied the Level 2 Diploma in Lens-Based Media at Penwith, cites her reasons for studying locally as: “wanting to expand my knowledge on the subject and meet new people who have the same interests as me, while also wanting to stay close to home.”

“The classes are the perfect size and more beneficial for me,” Meg explains. “I feel closer to the lecturers; they are extremely helpful.”

Meg describes the highlights of her course so far as: “Making new friendships and learning more advanced skills, as well as the opportunity to create what I love.”

Another highlight for Meg during her time at the University Centre is that her work, alongside the work of her fellow students, was exhibited recently at Gray’s Wharf in Penryn.

“It was definitely a new experience to exhibit in a gallery”.

The exhibition, titled ‘Metamorphosis’, allowed Meg and her peers to showcase everything they had learned on their course through their work.

Meg’s work centred around sea pollution, aiming to portray the issue of marine life washing up onto our shores, using human models to prompt a shift in perspective:

“I wanted to show off something meaningful and something ‘us’ – humans need to change,” Meg explains.

Meg’s work was exhibited alongside that of her peers at Gray’s Wharf in Penryn

Outside her studies, Meg has also partaken in voluntary work for Barnardo’s children’s charity and assisted with photography for them, as well as built up a base of her own clients.

Meg hopes to either work in the industry, become self-employed or travel upon completion of her degree.

“My advice for anyone who wanted to study here is it’s a good experience – you still experience the ‘uni life’.

“It’s great to have this course as well as still living at home.”

 

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