Bolton School of the Arts: Letting your Creativity Flourish
03 Aug 22
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Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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Meg Salvi is set to graduate with a first-class degree in BA Photography and has already made a start on her dream career.
Meg’s passion for photography started at the age of eight when she received her first camera – since then Meg has been obsessed with Photography.
Before starting her degree at Bolton Meg attended Coleg Cambria College in Deeside Wales, studying Art and design.
‘I chose Bolton, for its fantastic location, the facilities and technicians were impressive and the lecturers were enthusiastic, in fact, I even learnt a few things in the interview! Bolton offered a broad range of photographic opportunities from traditional film and digital to video, it was what I was looking for. I’ve not only had a positive educational experience, but I’ve also experienced the university social scene and made friends for life.’
Throughout Meg’s three years at Bolton University she has visited many exhibitions, from Wakefield to Toronto, Canada, where she was able to explore galleries with tutors and fellow students and get the inside track by sitting in on talks and interviewing curators. This experience gave Meg the exhibition bug!
After helping curate Photography’s level six Christmas show, Meg applied for and won the student placement to curate The Manchester Art prize. Currently, Meg is working alongside Joanna Lewis, The Bolton Art Gallery and Museum’s curator.
‘So far I have been helping catalogue all of shortlisted the artists’ work. But most importantly I have curated and planned the final show and I have been able to do this on my own. The next step is to put the show-up! The opening night is the 6th of June – I am so excited about this show and the experience it has given me’.
Meg’s advice for future students: ‘go for what you feel excited by, consider the location–you have to feel at home in the place you choose, keep your mind open, enjoy your modules and try as many different aspects of photography as you can. You might be surprised by the direction you find yourself go in after three years.’
Ian Glover (Programme Leader)
Photography BA (Hons)