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Entry requirements

2.2 honours degree in a related subject.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/ or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Other requirements:

  • a creative portfolio.

Months of entry


Course content

This practice-based course is designed to develop the commercial, technical and creative skills to support a career within the commercial photographic industry. Your coursework will be comprised of a self-initiated project in relation to your individual subject interests, as well as live briefs set by staff. Collaborative projects will allow you to develop a substantial body of work, and enable you to embark upon your chosen area of commercial practice.

The course places a focus on employability and entrepreneurship, and is designed for you to undertake either a work placement or a live project with industry. This could take place in the UK or overseas.

Our Photography staff have expertise across a wide range of specialist photographic practices, and will support with you with flexible and responsive teaching and learning.

Key features

  • Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations
  • Choose to develop a specialised practice, for example fashion, advertising and editorial, or documentary photography
  • Undertake an industry work placement or live project, in the UK or overseas
  • Enjoy technical and production workshops to help develop your existing skills
  • Have the opportunity to exhibit your work publicly
  • Benefit from our staff’s international links and contacts across Europe
  • Take advantage of our excellent industry links, including companies such as Phase One, Genesis Imaging, Profoto, Wex Photographic, and Red Photographic
  • Join the 75 years’ worth of NTU graduates who have achieved success, won awards, or otherwise distinguished themselves in the field of photography.

Information for international students

English language requirement - IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or the equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 115 848 4200