Photography students holding up flag of Canada

 First year Editorial and Advertising Photography students from the University of Gloucestershire are heading to Vancouver in Canada this week.

Published: 19/03/2015 09:07

First year Editorial and Advertising Photography students from the University of Gloucestershire are heading to Vancouver in Canada this week to collaborate with students at VanArts, the city’s Institute of Media Arts, and to work with an international fashion brand.

36 students are embarking on the field trip to Canada on Thursday (March 19) after seven years of cohorts visiting Shanghai and Suzhou in China, where they successfully collaborated with international brands such as Superdry, Converse and Specialized.

The students will be working on a live collaborative project for a Canadian-based fitness fashion brand, with staff and students of the Digital Photography course at VanArts, which will culminate in a public exhibition at This Open Space Gallery, Vancouver. 

Course Leader, Trudie Ballantyne, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity and the benefits for the students are enormous. They learn how to collaborate creatively and solve a live brief for a professional client and as a result feel a tremendous sense of achievement. This learning informs their future studies and creates a strong foundation for their future careers as creatives within the world of professional photography.”

Their experiences and work created will be posted daily via their Twitter feed @EDANDADPHOTO and on their blog http://uniglosedandadphoto.tumblr.com

Find out more about our Editorial and Advertising Photography course.