Taught course

Contemporary Photography Practice

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

Normally an Honours Degree in a related subject. If you have solid professional industry experience rather than academic achievement, this may be acceptable for entry to study at this level through a process called Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Where English is not your first language, applicants are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English Language at IELTS level 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in each band) or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

The MFA in Contemporary Photographic Practice (MFA CPP) is a unique course offered by the University of Wales, Newport in collaboration with Fondazione Studio Marangoni (FSM) in Florence. This masters course in photography will be delivered in English and is intended for those students who wish to develop a critical understanding of their individual work within the broader debates of art, social documentary and wider culture. The programme will be delivered by internationally renowned practitioners, critics, theorists, and curators in both Newport and Florence with an emphasis on intensive workshops, seminars and tutorials, interspersed with periods of self directed study, reflection and consolidation. During this photography course students will develop technical and critical skills, with a strong emphasis on diversity of practice and the dynamics of the group. There will be an interim exhibition in Florence and a final exhibition in Wales.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
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