Bristol, University of the West of England

Bristol, University of the West of England

Photography

Taught by award-winning professional photographers and leading academics in the field, our distinctive, practice-based MA in Photography will allow you to explore the diverse applications of the medium and to deepen your understanding of photography as a discipline. Through a course of intense study, creative practice, and professional partnerships, you will develop the passion that brought you to photography in the first place and be supported to produce innovative work, whilst also building skills to maximise and contextualise your creative outputs.

Entry requirements

We are looking for highly motivated students with skills and experience in photography or related subjects. Candidates will normally be expected to have a good honours degree but applicants with other qualifications or professional experience are also encouraged to apply. All applications are carefully considered and prospective candidates invited for interview, which consists of a portfolio review and discussions of future projects with members of staff. The emphasis of your portfolio should be on current work, quality rather than quantity and you should be able to show evidence of a depth of practice through images and research. The course is looking for practitioners with ability and passion who will benefit from our combined focus on personal work, professional practice and critical research.

Course modules

The content of the course reflects the ethos of the photography department, which seeks to produce photographic art as well as develop the necessary knowledge and skills in this field.

You will study the following compulsory modules:
Enquiry and Context - this module covers the theoretical, critical and contextual underpinning of creative practice.
Developing Practices - you will learn how to develop lines of enquiry through practical exploration and research.
Consolidating Practices - you will produce a body of photographic work to a self-directed theme building on the outcomes of the first semester.
Dissemination in Professional Contexts - you will explore how to develop and resolve your practical outputs from the previous module into a bespoke professional context.

Assessment methods

We will make use of different types of assessment, including project reviews, essays, reflective diaries, presentations and reports, as well as assessing your portfolio of work. Your portfolio can take a diverse range of forms, including a photo-book, film, installation or commercial photography portfolio.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2017 - 1 years
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (EU) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (England) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 11,750 per Whole course (International) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 15 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,000 per Whole course (Wales) 15 months

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