Students will create appropriately contextualised, new photographic work. The programme of studies will support them in acquiring relevant knowledge, understanding and skills via a learning agreement. Lectures and seminars will consider photographic practices in terms of image, culture and technology. Students can work with other MA study programmes, such as Graphic Design, Fashion or Fine Art, when it benefits their individual projects.
Assessment is by coursework at the end of each stage, culminating in the exposition of your work towards the end of the programme.
Resources and facilities
The MA is hosted by the School of Art and Design, giving students access to a range of excellent dedicated facilities within the School, ranging from traditional media through to industry-standard digital technology centres. Facilities are supervised by skilled technical personnel.
How do you study?
The course lectures and seminars are delivered by university tutors, invited designers, artists and other visiting professionals. Students will receive individual and group tutorials as well as opportunities for interdisciplinary working and regular peer-review presentations.
You will receive support through your studies from our excellent teaching staff and have email contact with your tutors as well as access to lecture notes and reading material via the University’s Virtual Learning Portal.
The School of Art and Design has developed excellent links with the design industry. The visiting lecturer programme will put students in touch with design professionals and, most importantly, assist them in making contacts in the industry.
Recent graduates have set up their own photographic businesses, progressed on to further postgraduate study, or secured employment as photographic consultants in studios or galleries, and in product, fashion and commercial photography. Others have gained prominent positions in picture research, publishing, editorial photography, journalism, curation, advertising, and film and television production.