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Alastair Bartlett

Photography Graduate

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Alastair Bartlett

Hear Alastair talking about his experience of studying here and what he has gone on to do since graduating:

When considering where to study, what clinched the deal for me were the course facilities and diversity of the lecturers skills at the University; these were unparalleled by any other course. Having weekly colour processing was incredible and I found there was always someone on hand to talk to and bounce ideas off be it students or staff.

The best thing about studying in Suffolk was being able to cycle through the countryside to a lecture. the countryside on your doorstep helps to clear your mind and focus on your studies. If I were to have studied in a city this would have hindered the work I wanted to produce.

During my studies I had a variety of opportunities to showcase my work. One of my highlights was being shortlisted in the top 50 of an international photography competition called Renaissance, with my image being shown in the Getty Images Gallery, just off Oxford Street in London.

The best career advice I was given was 'follow your heart'. It's important to make the most of your studies; if you commit yourself, you will get everything you want out of the course you choose to study.

As I graduated, I received the Metro Award from Metro Imaging, a bespoke one-year mentorship programme, which has provided me with the chance to develop a professional body of work. This has helped me to keep focused on my practice post-graduation. I am currently working on a new body of work. In the future, I hope to be a full-time exhibiting artist, lecturer, and have been published globally.

Find out more about BA (Hons) Photography