Middlesex University

Photography MA

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Middlesex University
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  • Middlesex University

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Typology Master
Location London
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • London
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Would you like to develop skills and tools that will enable you to start a career in the photography field? If that is the case, this programme is made for you.

MA Photography is a practice and research based programme that will challenge you to explore, question and evolve as a photographer. The programme provides you with a creative and energetic working environment in which to produce a major photographic project using some of the best traditional and state of the art facilities in the UK, encouraged and supported by world class academic and technical staff.

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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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· Requirements

Entry requirements UK & EU International How to apply Qualifications We normally require a good honours degree 2:1 or above, or equivalent qualification, in an appropriate subject We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate three years' relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level. Eligibility UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course. Academic credit for previous study or experience

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What you'll learn on the course

Visual Communication
Skills and Training
Communication Arts
Contextual Research
location shoots
landscape photography

Course programme

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What will you study on MA Photography?

Through a combination of practical and theoretical work, you will study the technical, contextual and historical elements of all forms of photography. You will study the equipment and techniques used to produce professional photographs in industry.

What will you gain?

You will further develop your skills and experience in taking professional photographs, whether in a fully-equipped studio or on location. You will also learn to use photography as a medium of communication, and develop the ability to conceptualise and create photographic projects for commercial and artistic purposes. You will be prepared to make professional use of the equipment, tools, cameras and software regarded as the industry-standard in creative industries worldwide.

  • Modules
    • Developing Practice – Term 1 (30 credits)

      In this module you will explore a chosen area of photography in a contemporary context while enhancing your technical skills. You will employ a variety of reflective methods to develop your own creative research proposal with the advanced communication skills to present, discuss and evaluate your work effectively.

    • Critical Debates – Term 1 (30 credits)

      In this module you will explore the key concepts, ideas, issues and research methodologies relating to the practice and theory of photography. With particular focus on the cultural and social contexts within your chosen discipline, you'll produce a portfolio of critical responses to contemporary debates in research and professional practice.

    • Image and Insight – Term 2 (30 credits)

      In this module you will explore what it is to be an independent author in photography with particular focus on the contemporary outlets and possibilities for your work, such as social media. Through in-depth examination of modern and historical photographers you will begin to establish your place, purpose and direction in the industry.

    • Advanced Research – Term 2 (30 credits)

      In this module you will examine a diverse range of advanced approaches to photography research using both historical and contemporary sources. You will explore the work of practitioners and scholars in photography, and the contemporary research problems they face. You will produce an illustrated Research Survey demonstrating your investigations and findings.

    • Major Project – Term 3 (60 credits)

      Using research methodologies, concepts and processes previously explored in the course you will evaluate interrelationships between theory and practice. You will produce a portfolio or public exhibition of a substantial body of practice work supported by critical and reflective written work that demonstrates your resolution and expertise.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.