Norwich University of the Arts

Norwich University of the Arts


The course aims to be at the forefront of commercial creativity and innovation. Photography at NUA has gained a reputation for its work in the field of advertising, fashion and editorial photography. The course focuses on developing a commercial practice and has been designed to equip students with the professional knowledge, contextual understanding and the high level of skills demanded by the rapidly developing photographic industry. Photography at NUA is strongly linked to industry and works closely with some of the most respected photographers and professional bodies, including the Association of Photographers. The course is primarily practice-based, focusing in particular on creativity, ideas generation and the physical and conceptual production of high quality images for commercial output. The course focuses on the increasingly complex areas of commercial photographic practice, digital image capture, and careers within associated disciplines. The developments of entrepreneurial and professional practice skills are important components of study, and the course aims to support students who aspire to become successful commercial practitioners. MA Photography students work in the inspirational environment of a converted 12th century monastery, fitted with contemporary studio spaces and industry-standard digital facilities.

Entry requirements

The offer of entry is based on an expectation that you have the potential to fulfil the aims of the course of study and achieve the standard required to successfully complete the award. Entrants should normally have achieved a BA (Hons)/BSc Degree of 2.1 or above (or its equivalent), in a subject related to your proposed course of study. Applicants who hold a Degree from another discipline may also be considered for entry, subject to the submission of a satisfactory portfolio of art, design or media-related work in support of their application.of their application.

Course modules

Award specific unit x 2; research into practice; self negotiated study; Master's project.

Assessment methods

Through self-directed research, tutorials and seminars students deepen their understanding of contemporary photographic image-making and its contexts; students' critical and analytical skills are strengthened and students can confidently discuss the relevance and place of their work in a competitive commercial environment.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Norwich University of the Arts Norwich NR2 4SN East of England

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