Masters | Postgraduate Course - Photography MA Course Details within University for the Creative Arts

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Photography MA

Study Details

1yr Full Time, 2yrs Part Time

Our MA Photography course approaches photography as an expanded visual discipline. You'll be encouraged to confidently produce complex and extended photographic projects and engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making.

We offer a dynamic and exciting environment for studying the critical theory of photography, and this course engages with practices of reading and writing about the image. MA Photography also pays close attention to the dissemination, exhibition and publication of photographic work.

We provide specialist digital and analogue facilities for large-format colour and black-and-white exhibition prints.

Course overview:

Our course offers a considered balance of support that develops practical skills and fosters a high standard of diverse critical approaches. You'll take risks, explore and develop your interest, and exchange, debate and discuss ideas. You'll respond to the diverse field of contemporary photography and explore practices of representation that engage with the still and the moving image, as well as performance and installation.

Your studies will be supported by a number of internationally renowned staff in a department that encourages experimentation. This will enable you to establish yourself as a rounded professional who can formulate ideas in a sophisticated framework whilst also being able to communicate to others, both visually and verbally.

We place a strong emphasis on publication, enabling you to find creative ways to disseminate your work beyond the academic context and into the public arena.

Module details

Stage 1
You'll be introduced to the University and the technical workshops and facilities available to you. The first stage includes a range of lectures and seminars and you’ll start to explore your creative practice.

- Context and Method
- Exploratory Practice

Stage 2
During stage two you begin developing your MA project, evaluating and testing out the aims of your proposal over a sustained period of self-directed study.

- Project Development

Stage 3
In the third stage of the course, you'll apply the knowledge gained through your research to create a final body of work.  

- Final Project

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification in your chosen subject or a related discipline

and/or

Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Your portfolio

We'll require you to attend an Applicant Day and bring your portfolio for assessment. Further information on how to compile a portfolio, and the specific requirements for examples of work to be included, will be provided on the Applicant Portal after you've applied.

Student Destinations

Our postgraduate degree prepares you for your career through professional practice units, talks by visiting artists and portfolio reviews with figures from across the photographic industry. Career opportunities include:

Freelance photography
Fine art
Fashion
Advertising and editorial
Post production/digital imaging
Picture editing and research
Curating
Image, arts and community arts management
Gallery administration.