Interactive Design Institute

MASTER'S IN PHOTOGRAPHY

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Interactive Design Institute
Online

£6,000
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Typology Master
Methodology Online
Duration 2 Years
Online campus Yes
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Virtual classes Yes
  • Master
  • Online
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Online campus
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Virtual classes
Description

We believe that our level of online support and tuition is second-to-none, but we don’t want you to just take our word for it.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

As part of your Photography MA studies, you’ll devise and deliver a completely personal photography project, exploring your own creative and commercial interests. You’ll refine the skills, creativity and understanding necessary to work as a professional practitioner in photography, providing evidence of your preparedness for employment to potential employers and clients. Throughout the MA programme, you’ll be encouraged to set out your personal ‘manifesto for change’ and define your future contribution to the creative photography sector. You’ll consider your own photography practice in relation to local, national and global art and design practices, and develop your awareness of your position within the wider creative industries. As part of your studies you’ll learn how to present yourself and your work to a range of potential clients, employers and audiences relevant to your photography practice. You’ll develop a digital presence through a range of activities designed to enhance your portfolio, and gain an understanding of how to negotiate the demands of different stakeholders. Throughout the MA Photography programme, you’ll pitch new ideas, exploit emerging technologies and devise original, innovative photographic work that explores a contemporary visual language. You’ll be encouraged to challenge your assumptions about the creative industries, and will develop an awareness of current debates and insights at the forefront of photography. Through your MA studies you’ll engage with a global cohort of your peers, expanding your networks and growing your awareness of the impact of international photography practice. You’ll become prepared for various engagements with other professionals – including project management and collaboration – ensuring that your skills are marketable in a global business environment.

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4.5 13/05/2019
About the course: The staff were extremely helpful and supportive. They really understand the need of the students and always there to help
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Aglae
5.0 13/05/2019
About the course: It was an amazing experience so far. I had the time of my life here. I would definitely continue this university for my masters and Ph.D. Highly recommend.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Peter Smith
4.5 13/05/2019
About the course: It has been an amazing experience for me. The support from the staff was excellent and their responses are so quick. The university has good value for money
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Alonso
4.0 13/05/2019
About the course: My experience with IDI and the tutors has been amazing so far. It has allowed me to move a step forward. The tutors were so friendly and very supportive. Highly recommend it to anybody
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Björgvin Pétur Sigurjónsson
4.5 12/05/2019
About the course: My experience with IDI was great. The tutors gave amazing feedback. The library was so good. It was challenging but a learning experience
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Art
International
Global
Project
Communication Training
Photography
Photography Techniques
Critical Thinking
Interdisciplinary
Collaborative
Postgraduate Level

Course programme

Course Overview

Specialising in photography, you’ll study several inter-disciplinary modules with students from related subjects.

Postgraduate Study in Context

This first module will prepare you for postgraduate Photography study.
You’ll be introduced to the core design and study skills you’ll need for future modules, and you’ll get to know the expectations of studying a Master in Photography.

This module will help you to:
  • Understand the relationship between theory and practice
  • Define relevant contexts and approaches to MA study
  • Establish reflective practice and critical thinking
  • Engage in interdisciplinary practice and collaborative group work
  • Develop an individual Project Proposal at Postgraduate Level
Creative Industries: Global Perspectives

Gain insights into the global creative environment.
In this module, you’ll consider your own creative practice in relation to local, national and global art and design industries.
You’ll also consider local and international opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship, to prepare you to present your work in professional contexts.
You’ll become familiar with a variety of professional creative and cultural environments, develop your awareness of your position within the wider local and global creative industries, and recognise the challenges and possibilities of working globally.
You’ll consider what’s meant by ‘global audiences’ and ‘globalisation’, and think about about how global perspectives impact on your planned project work within the programme as a whole.

The module will help you to:
  • Develop your understanding of photography in a global context
  • Conduct research on international aspects of photography
  • Consider photography in a national/local context as it relates to global practice
  • Develop an awareness of creative project management issues within the creative industries globally
  • Frame the research territory of your individual Project Proposal
Research and Practice

This module will introduce you to academic enquiry and critical response.
You’ll be prepared to critically engage with current debates and develop your information handling, enquiry and research skills. You’ll also undertake focused research into themes relevant to your own practice.
You’ll gain specialist knowledge of the current issues and debates that exist within photography, and develop your ability to contextualise the practical work you’ll do in other modules.
This will help you contextualise your own creative practice, and also challenge your assumptions.
You’ll be expected to demonstrate your awareness of insights at the forefront of photography, and the skills of critical engagement that are needed to present and respond to these debates.

The module will encourage you to:
  • Critically engage with a range of current ideas and debates concerning research, enquiry and creativity
  • Analyse, critically evaluate and reflect upon your own work and the work of others
  • Develop your understanding and skills in a range of information handling, enquiry and research practices
  • Develop communication skills appropriate to master’s level study
  • You’ll typically be assessed on written assignments that are designed to test your skills in academic research and critical analysis.
Practice 1: Art and Design

In this module, you’ll develop a first phase of creative project work. You’ll also define new directions for your project that you’ll take forward into the Practice 2 and Major Study modules.
Your approach in Practice 1 will reflect your own interests within Photography.

During the module you’ll:
  • Negotiate a first phase project that takes into account advanced knowledge and best practice within photography
  • Negotiate project aims that address a range of wider contexts (creative, social, international, ethical and commercial) within photography
  • Make a critical evaluation of the skills necessary to develop and realise the negotiated project
  • Undertake a period of sustained creative enquiry leading to a presentation, portfolio, exhibition or other negotiated outcome, and make a critical appraisal of the proposed project
  • When you complete the module you’ll be able to undertake visual exploration, leading towards meaningful outcomes.
You’ll typically be assessed on a portfolio of work, finished to a professional level, that demonstrates your knowledge of practical, professional and academic contexts.

Creative Industries: Business Perspectives

This second Creative Industries module explores the relationships between creative practitioners.
You’ll be expected to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of professional environments and audiences.
The module content will prepare you for various engagements with other professionals – including project management and collaboration.
During this module you’ll investigate ways of working, focusing on roles and relationships within a commercial environment, to develop an understanding of your place within a team or group context.
It’s key to your success as a practitioner that you understand how to liaise and collaborate with others: even a sole practitioner can’t operate in isolation.
You’ll have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of your peers on a project brief that simulates creative collaboration within the professional work environment.

You’ll also:
  • Understand the business context of the creative industries
  • Develop an awareness and understanding of business analysis and planning, including financial analysis
  • Develop an understanding of management issues and gain management skills, including project and people management
  • Undertake a project which allows for the development of relevant skills and understanding of the workplace environment
  • Complete a report which demonstrates an understanding of the business context of a creative project
  • When you complete this module you’ll have a familiarity with professional environment.
You’ll be prepared for work alongside other creative professionals – ensuring that your skills are marketable in a global business environment.

Creative Industries: Professional Presentations

The third Creative Industries module will prepare you to present yourself and your photography work to a range of potential clients and audiences appropriate to your own practice.
You’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate the value of your knowledge, skills and creative practice to potential audiences and employers, and to negotiate the demands of different stakeholders.
During the module you’ll develop a professional digital presence through a range of activities designed to enhance your portfolio, and prepare you for pitching and presenting to potential clients and audiences.

The aims of the module are to:
  • Enable you to develop your understanding of the creative and business contexts of responding to a professional client brief
  • Encourage you to develop an understanding of the requirements of presenting work in a professional context
  • Create a professional portfolio of work
  • Create a professional digital presence, as appropriate to your field of study
  • Understand the requirements of the professional client pitch
  • Develop appropriate skills and competencies for presenting to clients
  • When you complete the module you’ll be able to present yourself and your work to appropriate audiences in a professional manner.
Practice 2: Art and Design

In this module, you’ll continue with the next phase of your project – typically working on a more in-depth body of work in discussion with your tutor.
As in Practice 1, your focus will be within an appropriate sector of photography.
Taking this further, you’ll be encouraged to consider interdisciplinary contexts, wider contemporary debates and your professional audiences, in order to expand your practice.

During this module you’ll:
  • Develop a second project phase that demonstrates advanced knowledge and creativity
  • Locate your practice within a specific creative, cultural, ethical or professional context
  • Make a critical assessment of responses from audiences and external professionals to your creative practice
  • Acquire the skills, creativity and understanding necessary to plan for the final phase of your study
  • You’ll typically be assessed on a portfolio of work, finished to a professional level, which demonstrates knowledge of practical, professional and academic contexts.
Critical Studies

In this module you’ll further develop your handling of theoretical, historical, contemporary and global texts.
This provides a basis for a systematic knowledge and understanding of genres, aesthetic traditions and current and emerging debates, to a level appropriate for postgraduate research.
You’ll engage with a variety of complex ideas, and communicate your responses in forms appropriate for an audience of researchers and peers.
Activities typically include presentations and written texts that emulate forms of research output encountered in scholarly environments, such as conference papers and journal articles.

During this module you’ll:
  • Extend your knowledge and critical thinking of the theoretical, historical and contemporary cultural contexts of your discipline and your own practice, to a standard appropriate for postgraduate study
  • Explore and develop your communication practices and skills to a standard appropriate for postgraduate study
  • Progress a research project demonstrating awareness and use of appropriate methodologies and approaches to critical study, and explore historical and contemporary contexts
  • Develop your familiarity with the scholarly environment, and will have an understanding of key histories and theories that underpin practice in your field
  • You’ll typically be assessed on presentations and written texts that are common to research output encountered in scholarly environments, such as conference papers and journal articles.
Major Study

In Major Study you’ll work with your specialist Photography tutor, while also having the opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary peer group.
The Major Study will extend the knowledge and ideas explored throughout the MA, in a new and final phase of project work. You’ll demonstrate an advanced level of creativity and an in-depth knowledge of photography.
You’ll be required to clearly define the scope and aims of your Major Study project, to deliver practical outcomes that are completed to a professional standard. You’ll be required to present your project outcomes in a form suitable for your target audience.
The Major Study project is the concluding submission for the award of MA. It’s the final stage of your postgraduate journey, demonstrating the communication, professional, conceptual and creative skills that you’ve gained during the programme.
This project will also provide evidence of preparedness for employment to potential employers and clients.

During the module you’ll:
  • Develop a final project phase in your discipline that demonstrates knowledge and creativity
  • Communicate an ambitious project suitable for professional and public audiences
  • Refine the skills, creativity and understanding necessary to work as a professional practitioner in your field
  • Acquire critical awareness of contemporary debates and new insights at the forefront of contemporary practice in your discipline
  • Assessment is typically based on a portfolio of work, finished to a professional level, which demonstrates knowledge of practical, professional and academic contexts.

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