Taught course

Photography

Institution
University for the Creative Arts · Photography
Qualifications
MA

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. A portfolio of work is also required. If your first language is not English a certificate is required as evidence that you have an average IELTS score of 6.0 orequivalent. Consideration will be given to applicants who present a degree with a lower classification, but can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MA 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 and varied field of contemporary photography. The course addresses the creative process of developing and realising a major body of work paying attention to research, exhibition and publication.

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.

For further information see: http://webdocs.ucreative.ac.uk/MA_Photography-1396274281421.pdf

Visit the MA Photography page on the University for the Creative Arts web site for more details!

Information for international students

International Students should contact the International team on: +44 (0)1252 892838 for further information and advice. Alternatively email us at: international@ucreative.ac.uk

Fees and funding

Limited number of bursaries available.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@ucreative.ac.uk
Phone
01252 892 913