Taught course

Film and Photography

Institution
University of Derby · College of Arts, Humanities and Education
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

We aim to attract well-motivated students who wish to further their study in a stimulating and professionally orientated learning environment.

UK and EU Entry Requirements

You will normally be expected to have an appropriate Film/photography/fine art, or other first degree appropriate to apply for the MA (Minimum 2:2 or above), or a professional qualification of equal standing, or significant practical or professional experience gained following your initial qualification that would support your application. You should bring your portfolio to the interview normally arranged at the University. You will also be asked to provide a plan of how you intend to use the time on the MA to further your practice.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This new MA Film and Photography course has a dynamic individual student focus that adjusts to you and your project proposal. The course provides a unique and exciting opportunity for those who wish to specialise in still and moving imagery, and work creatively across disciplines.

Film and Photography at the University of Derby has a long history of excellence. Our MA programme teaches Film and Photography as a fine art practice, offering a contemporary and exciting programme. Our campus offers access to well-resourced facilities that inspire students to explore diverse methods as image makers, working across analogue, digital, still or moving image and multi-media installation.

We will inspire you to shape your individual creative practice with relevant theoretical knowledge and experimental approaches, informing a personal voice and engagement within the creative industries.

We are looking for applicants who are strongly motivated, reflective and independently minded. The course supports projects that enable you to focus on a specialist aspect of film or photographic practice, along with proposals (major project) that combine or explore the relationship between the two disciplines. We value interdisciplinary debate that utilises the collective knowledge and experience of students and staff.

You will become part of our lively research culture with access to see visiting speakers on all School of Art courses and staff research seminar series where colleagues present their research.

The MA enjoys the provision of a rich programme of specialist visiting practitioners such as Calum Colvin, Wendy McMurdo, Simon Le Ruez, Marcus Coates, Hannah Collins, Nick Thursston, Lei Cox, Doug Fishbone, Brian Griffin, Steel Vine, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey, Ellie Harrison, Paul Rooney, Karen Knorr, Pak-Keung Wan, Jem Southam, Peter Kennard, Doug Cocker, Rachel Maclean. In the wider context students benefit from the knowledge offered by visitors such as philosopher Jonathan Rea, artist/ curator/ commentator Alfredo Cramerotti, curator and social historian Anna Douglas, exhibition designer Calum Storrie and Fred Mann, gallery director/artist/record producer.

Our academic team have a wide range of backgrounds with expertise in Fine Art, Photography, Film, Public Art, Performance, Curatorship, Critical Theory, Art History, Philosophy and Criticism, residencies and commissions. All members of staff are practicing artists, writers or theorists and members of Research Groups.

Derby University students have made a major contribution to the city’s vibrant arts culture. Many have taken advantage of the areas rural and industrial heritage as inspiration, to establish studios, start-up businesses or exhibit work. The School of Arts also has strong community links such as Derby Theatre, Déda, Derby Museum and Art Gallery and QUAD.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you'll also need an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
marketing@derby.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1332 590 500