The set construction project started in 1995 when photography students from University of Plymouth entered FujiFilm’s UK student award scheme. They submitted an entry for the group work category on the theme ‘home’, and won first prize. Due to the success of the project, a module was created within the BA (Hons) Photography course at Plymouth and has become one of the most significant elements of the second year undergraduate experience. The ambitions for the sets has grown year on year, with students enjoying friendly competition with each other and against previous years. It’s a significant challenge and one that each year group rises to with enthusiasm and creativity.
- Develop key transferable skills including: negotiation and delegation; entrepreneurship; concept visualisation; construction and modelling; sourcing props and materials; styling; lighting; photographic translation; editing and printing
- Learn to work effectively in a group with fellow students to develop a photographic set, and create unique images
- Drive a project through from the initial planning phase to final realisation.