Taught course

Photography

Institution
University of Bolton · Faculty of Arts and Media Technologies
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

You should have one of the following: at least an Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree in Photography; at least an Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree in any subject and significant professional experience in the industry; or at least an Upper Second Class (2.1) Honours degree in a related subject with a major project in photography.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our popular MA Photography course has achieved success through the production of student work of the highest standard. Some of the most important photo festivals and exhibitions, both national and international, have included University of Bolton photography students’ work. Their work has also been acquired/collected by local and national galleries and other collections.

We’ll encourage and guide you to develop a critical understanding of the key issues in contemporary photographic culture. You’ll look at ethics, social responsibility, meaning and context in photographs, and see how they are influenced and informed by these issues through a series of research-informed practical assignments. You’ll also explore the work of contemporary practitioners and the relationship between their work and the photographic market.

Our highly skilled and experienced teaching team will encourage you to develop a systematic understanding and critical awareness of knowledge relevant to advanced photographic practice. We also offer opportunities to engage with external creative industry professionals across the full range of photographic cultures. Successful graduates have experienced career progression across a number of creative industry sub-sectors, as freelancers and curators, working for charities, and in broadcasting. Others have chosen to teach in higher and further education.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you'll also normally need IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent).

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
enquiries@bolton.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1204 903903