A good honours degree (or equivalent), normally in a related subject. Applicants with professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
Months of entry
Discover, research and experiment with different photographic processes and disciplines using our industry-standard facilities. Supported by a team of photographers, visual artists and theorists, you’ll be able to develop your critical understanding of this art form, and prepare for a career in today's global photography industry.
Our course will help you define your photography practice and become a critical practitioner.
You’ll learn to experiment, to carry out research and disseminate your work. There's a focus on the relationship of practice to research and research to practice, the role of sequence and series in developing your visual language, the relationship between text and image, and the latest important issues in photographic theory and practice.
You’ll explore the global industry that is modern-day photography, and form an understanding of current debates and opportunities.
Your work will be supported by a team of experienced photographers and researchers with wide-ranging interests and specialisms. You’ll receive guidance on many photographic processes, from documentary and fine art to institutional or historical critique, and traditional or found photography to digital technical innovation. And we'll be able to offer expert advice on your future career.
Our course will prepare you for many roles in the photographic industry and beyond: photographer, yes, but also picture researcher, assistant, lecturer, curator or art critic. You might choose a 'portfolio career' and combine your photography work with other activities. Either way, you’ll have developed the skills to use a comprehensive range of approaches and technologies which, combined with projects such as symposium and exhibition organisation, will prove invaluable in many roles.
With our focus on international practice, you'll be able to develop new contacts and networks, and seek out international employment opportunities. If you’re from a country where the visual media has untapped potential, you’ll be in a position to contribute to its development.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- ALSS Marketing Team
- 0845 271 3333; International: +44 1245 493131