Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Photography

In the MA/MFA Photography, you will be encouraged to test and push the boundaries of the photographic medium. You will explore approaches to visual narrative, including the photographic and cinematic, and evaluate the relationship between photography and texts/sound/space. You will primarily use digital and analogue photographic technologies, but may also develop your practical skills through media such as moving image and bookbinding. Particular themes will explore photography in relation to context: portfolio, book art, gallery, screen and installed space. You will develop your own philosophy to photography and are expected to consider and evaluate your work in relation to the current photographic discourse on the shifting genres and boundaries caused by advancing technologies.

Entry requirements

You will normally have an undergraduate UK Honours degree or international equivalent or a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma or a professional qualification. Alternatively, you may be admitted if you can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at Honours degree standard. In addition, you may also need to submit a digital portfolio.

Course modules

Year 1: practice 1: media project synopsis; practice 2: media project development; practice 3: photography major project, option unit (contested territories; digital futures; health and wellbeing; images and archives; making our futures - ecological arts and sustainable design, negotiated study; object and context; the museum and the city; writing research and funding proposals); professional platforms. Year 2 (MFA Full-Time): practice 4: contextualising; practice 5: realisation and publication.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MFA Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MFA Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Manchester Campus Manchester M15 6BH North West

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