University for the Creative Arts

Photography

University for the Creative Arts
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Typology Postgraduate
Methodology Online
  • Postgraduate
  • Online
Description

MFA Photography offers you a rare opportunity for extended study and practice over two years at Masters level.

A distinctive feature of our course is the development of a high level of professional and research-based knowledge on the subject of photography. This gives you a unique perspective to enable you to be successful in this internationally expanding field.

You'll study units which provide inter-connected 'streams' of study, that serve to integrate theoretical and research methodologies with practice-based work. And you'll either take a visual or written approach to your studies, or a combination of both.

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

You're encouraged to explore the medium of photography and its related theoretical fields in an experimental manner and with an open mind. You should develop excellent technical skills, creative vision and academic understanding on our course. As part of the MFA, you'll be introduced to a wide range of global photographic disciplines and will benefit from our unique relationship with the National Institute of Design in India, which you can visit as part of our exchange/work placement programme. The opportunity for work placements both in the UK and abroad will help you to develop a good understanding of the working world of photography.

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

Course content - 2017 entry
  • Year 1, stage 1
  • Year 1, stage 2
  • Year 2, stage 1
  • Year 2, stage 2

  • View the programme specification for 2016 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages
  • Critical Contexts

    Aims to explore the contemporary and historical contexts of media production. Current theories about media, communication and digital cultures will be examined through questioning ideas around representation, time, technologies and storytelling.

  • Exploratory Practice (Photography)

    Focuses upon self-directed practice, in which you'll define and develop individual rationales and methods of working. Research and practice will be directed and guided by a project proposal, in which you negotiate and review your practice with your tutor.

  • View the programme specification for 2016 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages
  • Reflection and Development

    - Task 1) Research into professional practice - to enable and empower you to operate within the field of photography, you're expected to undertake research into professional practice during this semester, establishing external links appropriate to your subject area as agreed with your tutor, and preparing you for stage 3 when you'll undertake a work placement/experience.

    - Task 2) Practice as research - the work undertaken in this unit should build on the research questions you initiated and explored in the Exploratory practice unit. Although you won't have concluded your research project, the work completed for this unit should be considerably more resolved and establish a clear line of inquiry - through materials, concept or context.

  • International Exchange (optional)

    Is an optional unit that will allow you to spend a period of time in an overseas education institution.

  • View the programme specification for 2016 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages
  • Advanced Practice (Photography)

    Specific to the MFA programme, this gives you the opportunity to develop your practice during an additional semester of study before the Final project. The work undertaken in this unit should build upon the research questions you developed and the professional and theoretical frameworks you explored in the Reflection and development unit.

  • International Exchange (optional)

    Is an optional unit that will allow you to spend a period of time in an overseas education institution.

  • View the programme specification for 2016 entry

Please note, syllabus content indicated is provided as a guide. The content of the course may be subject to change.

Course stages
  • Final Project (Photography)

    Is the culmination of your studies and will form an exposition of the central ideas and concepts developed throughout your course. As such, it should achieve a resolution to previous project units and demonstrate evidence of advanced conceptual, theoretical and technical capability over an extended period of self-directed study.


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