Lens-Based and Audio-Visual

The Lens-Based and Audio-Visual department offers resources across four dedicated areas.

Design Block Photography

Made up of two studios, the Design Block Photography Department offers:

  • Shooting spaces fully equipped for stills photography
  • A copy stand and still life surface
  • A discrete digital suite for scanning negatives and creating high quality calibrated ink jet prints 
  • Wet and dry darkrooms with enlargers
  • A flat bed copy stand

Audio-Visual and Live Events

The technical team offer advice and technical expertise with anything AV related, whether that’s setting up your summer show, sorting out a special event or preparing a lecture theatre.

Black Box Project Space

The Black Box Project Space is a multi-purpose space used for video productions. It has a large floor area and ceiling height and offers full black-out curtain and a green screen wall for special effects.

The Kit Room

The Kit Room is just that: a room with a whole range of audio-visual kit that you can borrow, including digital SLR cameras, video cameras, sound recording equipment, lighting and much more.

A student working at the copy stand.
A student working at the copy stand.
Image © Lewis Bush
Two students working in one of the shooting spaces of Design Block Photography.
Two students working in one of the shooting spaces of Design Block Photography.
Image © Lewis Bush
A student taking a photo in one of the shooting spaces in Design Block Photography.
A student taking a photo in one of the shooting spaces in Design Block Photography.
Image © Lewis Bush
A group of students collaborating at the still life surface.
A group of students collaborating at the still life surface.
Image © Lewis Bush
A group of students working in the Black Box Project Space.
A group of students working in the Black Box Project Space.
Image © Lewis Bush
A group of students working with their tutor in the Black Box Project Space.
A group of students working with their tutor in the Black Box Project Space.
Image © Lewis Bush