Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate honours degree or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. In addition you also need to submit a Digital Portfolio.

Months of entry

September

Course content

In the MA/MFA Photography, you will be encouraged to test and push the boundaries of the photographic medium. You will explore approaches to visual narrative, including the photographic and cinematic, and evaluate the relationship between photography and texts/sound/space.

You will primarily use digital and analogue photographic technologies, but may also develop your practical skills through media such as moving image and bookbinding. Particular themes will explore photography in relation to context: portfolio, book art, gallery, screen and installed space. You will develop your own philosophy to photography and are expected to consider and evaluate your work in relation to the current photographic discourse on the shifting genres and boundaries caused by advancing technologies.

  • Access to studios, dark rooms, high end film scanning and film processing
  • Located within the Manchester School of Art in purpose built creative space shared with other students from Art and Design MA programmes.
  • Space provides opportunities to become involved in a wide range of live projects, publishing ventures and the chance to collaborate with other students, members of staff and outside institutions.

The MA Photography is made up of five units totalling 180 credits.

Unit 1: Practice 1 Media: Project Synopsis

Unit 2: Choice of one option from the following - (subject to change)

    • Contested Territories
    • Digital Futures
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Images and Archives
    • Making Our Futures - Ecological Arts & Sustainable Design
    • Negotiated Study
    • Object and Context
    • The Museum and The City
    • Writing Research and Funding Proposals

Unit 3: Practice 2 Media: Project Development

Unit 4: Professional Platforms

Unit 5: Practice 3 - Major Project (Media Arts, Filmmaking, Photography, Film and Media Studies)

If you choose to progress to MFA Photography award you will study a further two units of 60 credits each.

This award is focussed on the continuation of your practice aligned to the research and selection of appropriate public or professional venues and platforms to disseminate a significant body of work. You will be required to produce work for a public audience in the most relevant and appropriate form along with any implicit publicity and dissemination material.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/
International students
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For further information please see: http://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MFA

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 247 6969