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Photography

Nottingham Trent University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
14500 GBP/year
8000 GBP/year
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About

This practice-based Photography course from Nottingham Trent University helps you to explore the creative and intellectual possibilities of photography through practice and research, supporting your development as an artist photographer. 

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Overview

You will be supported in the use of traditional and digital production methods through a range of practical and technical workshops, and be encouraged to experiment across the boundaries of production technologies. You’ll produce a project proposal known as a learning agreement through which you will establish your research objectives and practice ambition. You will develop a substantial body of work for public exhibition or publication that will enable your future independent and sustainable creative practice.

Our photography staff team offer a wide range of knowledge and expertise across a breadth of photographic practices and will support your learning and individual interests, through informative and responsive teaching.

Key features

  • Develop a project tailored to your own personal interests and career aspirations
  • Have the opportunity to engage with and discuss the critical, historical and contextual frameworks surrounding your practice
  • Enjoy gallery visits to London and across the region
  • Benefit from optional study visits to photo festivals in the UK and Europe, such as Paris Photo and Photo London
  • Hear from visiting speakers – these have recently included Emma Bowkett, Francis Hodgson, Sarah Jones, Martin Parr, Joy Gregory, Simon Roberts, Simon Webb, and Sunil Gupta
  • Take advantage of our excellent industry links, including companies such as Mamiya Leaf, Phase One, Genesis Imaging, Wex Photographic, and Red Photographic
  • Benefit from our staffs’ international links and contacts across Europe
  • Join the 75 years’ worth of NTU graduates who have achieved success, won awards, or otherwise distinguished themselves in the field of photography
  • Opt for an additional advanced research module if you’re thinking of progressing to PhD or Professional Doctorate study.

Careers and employability

Career Prospects

This Photography course from Nottingham Trent University leads to a wide range of career opportunities within photography including freelance photographer; artist; curator; picture researcher; photojournalist; picture editor; gallery manager; and exhibitions coordinator.

Graduates also use this course to support careers in teaching, lecturing, and progression on to MPhil or PhD study.

Our aim is to produce highly employable graduates, and we are committed to offering experiences throughout the course that will enhance your understanding of the creative industries in which photographic practice is situated.

The University’s Employability team can help to prepare you, offering a variety of activities including CV building, writing job applications, and preparing for interviews.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photography

Working with your allocated supervisor, and through discussion with your peers, you’ll develop a learning agreement that outlines both your personal and project aims.

Tutorials will be used to invite debate and provide a platform to critique theory and practice. You will evaluate the development of your research, personal engagement and practice, and contribute to the critique of peer work. Tutorial discussions will be supported by a series of staff-led presentations that examine critical photographic debates reflecting current theoretical ideas and their relationship to the development of your practice. You will be able to attend optional trips to UK and European photo festivals, and participate in regional and national gallery visits.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

180 credit points or 160 credit points alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
83 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.1 honours degree in a related subject.
  • Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Other requirements:
  • a creative portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time:

  • UK/EU: £4,000
  • International: £7,250

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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