At the Belfast School of Art we strive to develop unique photographic voices, which sit firmly at the cutting-edge of a contemporary international context, while also mining the specifics of our unique geographical and cultural position.
We have been profiled by the British Journal of Photography as one of the most significant photography schools in Europe. The teaching team is comprised of contemporary practising photographers, writers and thinkers who exhibit and publish internationally. These include Professor Paul Seawright, Ailbhe Greaney, KayLynn Deveney, Ken Grant, Haley Morris-Cafiero and Clare Gallagher, as well as Martin Parr and Donovan Wylie.
Students are often photographers or wider career professionals with substantial experience who continue careers with a new and refined expansion of their personal and professional practices. Alongside photographers working in the commercial fields of editorial and design photography, graduates from the course also publish, exhibit, educate and work as educators and developers of photographic culture in all of its contemporary forms.
We are 2nd in the UK for Film Production and Photography (The Guardian 2020).
The course is represented as a member of the Society for Photographic Education and maintains a network of international partners and working professionals in Europe and America.