Photography, M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12300
    Tuition (Year)
    9000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This University for the Creative Arts MA Photography course approaches photography as an expanded visual discipline. You are encouraged to produce professional work as well as engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making. Our facilities and course ethos help you develop flexible modes of practice that respond to the diverse field of contemporary photography.

About

The course addresses the creative process of developing & realising a major body of work, paying attention to research, exhibition & publication.

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.

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.

Key study topics include:

  • Defining your research project through practical visual exploration, encountering a number of theoretical paradigms and learning different research methods.
  • Experimenting with different approaches and developing your major project to a professional level supported by discussion, seminars and tutorials. This MA course covers practical and theoretical territory including: contemporary photography, photography as technology defined by social practice, the status of the photographic image in new media, the time of the photograph, the archive, documentary and story-telling, the portrait as a social scene, landscape as place and space, critiques of realism, the language of objectivity, photography as bearing witness, legacies of postmodernism; chance, appropriation, performance, tableau.
  • Defining the specialist nature of your project whilst also becoming critically aware of the contexts and histories you work within.
  • Realising your project, with support from a range of professionals who help you identify modes of dissemination and relevant audiences and arenas for publication.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Context and Method
  • Exploratory Practice
  • Project Development
  • Final Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Minimum 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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12300 International
  • GBP 9000 EU/EEA

Funding

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