Description

Explore the creative interplay between urban theory and the visual representation of urban cultures and places.

Why study MA Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths?

  • Developed by the Centre for Urban and Community Research, the degree encourages creative interplay between practice and theory – you’ll develop your practical photography skills and examine key ideas and debates in the representation and evocation of contemporary city life.
  • You’ll have the chance to consider cutting-edge debates in cultural and social theory in a research setting that actively encourages the development of photographic practice.
  • If you are already a working photographer, visual artist or media practitioner, this programme gives you space to reflect critically on your practice.

Study Details:

1 year full-time or 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules 
Navigating Urban Life 30 credits
Through The Lens Part A: Imaging the City 15 credits
Theories and Debates in Visual Research Sociology 15 credits
Talking Practice A 15 credits
Urban Photographers 15 credits
Through The Lens Part B: Urban Identities* 15 credits
Talking Practice B 15 credits
As well as these modules, you will complete a Dissertation and Major Visual Project (60 credits)

Student Destinations

Graduates of the programme have progressed to the following areas and careers:

  • Doctoral studies
  • curating
  • public relations
  • urban planning
  • advertising
  • community artseducation
  • social research
  • journalism

Fees

These are the fees for students starting their programme in the 2020/21 academic year. Home/EU - full-time: £10450 Home/EU - part-time: £5225 International - full-time: £18900

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject. You will also need to demonstrate proficiency in photographic practice, including familiarity with a 35mm camera and photographic printing.

You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.

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