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Photography darkrooms

Analogue darkroom comprising hand and machine film processing, black and white print enlargement, and individual colour enlargement booths.

About the photography darkrooms

Our recently-refurbished specialist photographic darkroom is a purpose built analogue negative to print facility. Students can process a variety of black and white and colour films, from 35mm to large format, for no extra cost. Once processed, students can use either the black and white darkroom to produce stunning chemical-based coated or fibre prints, or the colour darkroom to make enlargements up to 30 inches wide. 

A photography student in the darkroom

There is also a dedicated area for a variety of alternative processes including cyanotypes, wet collodion and liquid emulsion.

The darkroom print finish area has cutting and mounting equipment suitable for a range of presentation and display options, as well as benefiting from lots of natural light, perfect for print viewing.


  • 14x DeVere 504 enlargers.
  • DeVere 5108 enlarger.
  • Colenta 30 inch RA4 machine.
  • Colenta C41 machine.
  • Colenta BW machine.
  • 13x LPL black and white enlargers.
  • Easymount EM880 90cm cold mount and laminator.
  • Keencut Display board cutter.

Courses that use this facility

  • BA (Hons) Photography
  • BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
  • BA (Hons) Illustration
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons) Prosthetics and Special Effects Design