The Photography Arts degree at the University of Westminster is a recently revalidated course, which builds on the former Photographic Studies MA (1996-2016). The course champions a long, proud tradition of cutting-edge photography pioneered at the University.
The course has an open definition of photography, encompassing a wide range of approaches and forms. We encourage free experimentation in the development of ideas. You will advance your practical work choosing new or traditional techniques, digital or analogue forms, in work that may extend beyond the traditional boundaries of wall, page or screen into other modes including moving image, installation and performance.
The research components of the course are tailored for the needs of the contemporary artist photographer, and allow you to focus on the lines of inquiry that will be most productive for your own development. Your progress through the course will be supported with one-to-one tutorials with a personal tutor.
An MA in Photography Arts is an unusually versatile qualification that prepares you to be an artist/photographer working at the highest level of ambitious contemporary art, and also gives you a range of transferable skills vital to twenty-first century creative industries.
Graduates of the course work as independent artist/photographers and also as writers, educators, critics, publishers, curators, gallerists, picture editors and researchers. A number of graduates go on to pursue their research at doctoral level.
Alumni from the course (under the former title Photographic Studies MA) now work all over the world in a range of careers requiring creativity, research skills and critical analysis of visual images
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- Photography Practice
- Research Methods
- Dissertation or Masters Project
- Contemporary Debates
- Photography and Aesthetics
- Theories of the Image
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesVisual Arts Film, Photography & Media View 365 other Masters in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a relevant degree or experience in photography or fine art, art history, cultural and media studies.
- Applicants with a good professional experience of photography or related practices in television, film and the wider visual arts are also welcome.
International17000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.
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