Course Leader – BA Photography Falmouth University

Falmouth University has a history of more than 100 years of creative thinking and design innovation. Established in 1902 as Falmouth School of Art, the University has grown to become a digital innovation hub, delivering impact for lives and economies through the development of new knowledge, solutions, services and products. Today, the undergraduate and postgraduate courses represent the breadth of the creative industries, the fastest growing sector in the UK economy. Falmouth’s specialisms will be key to future economic and cultural success both at a local and global level.

Falmouth Universities ambitious 2030 Strategy, ‘Doing it for Real’, is designed to deliver yet further growth in student numbers and income through portfolio diversification, innovation, research and commercial ventures. It will establish Falmouth as the market leader for creative industries and entrepreneurship education over the next decade, capitalising on considerable assets in innovation-led research and business incubation.

Photography at Falmouth has a longstanding, international reputation. It is a place where top-flight photographers, the wider industry, researchers and students come together to create, challenge and interpret the world of the image in some of the finest facilities in Europe.

The Course Leader has a responsibility to oversee the day-to-day running of the programme; to provide a rich and stimulating learning environment for our students and to have the dynamic vision to keep the course up to speed with a rapidly changing medium.

The successful candidate will inspire students, through innovative pedagogies, whilst bringing specialist insight and professional expertise within an area of creative photographic practice. The candidate will have an up-to-date awareness of current and future trends, theories and critical debates informing contemporary photographic theory and practice to support students in developing both their practice and their awareness of theoretical and industrial contexts in which their work might be situated. The candidate will need to demonstrate experience of leadership and administrative aspects of managing academic staff, as well as student cohorts and demonstrate a proactive approach to pastoral care.

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