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Photography Arts MA

University of Westminster

Watford Rd, Harrow, HA1 3, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 7.250 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018


The Photography Arts MA is a new revalidated course, which replaces the former Photographic Studies MA (1996-2016). This exciting and highly successful Photography Arts programme will allow you to develop your own distinct individual photographic practice and visual research. The programme is orientated towards photography as an independent visual practice, within the context of a modern global media environment, photography history and art criticism.

You will develop your own independent photographic research and studies, informed by new knowledge and skills acquired during the course. You will be able to explore the dynamic range of photographic practice, and develop innovative thinking, cultivating new independent creative strategies for your practice. Students can draw on the extensive photographic facilities and our wealth of expertise in traditional inter-disciplinary photographic practices. Students are fully supported by our internationally renowned photography staff.

Different modes of practice may be developed and pursued on the course, and we encourage a wide range of methods and techniques: conceptualism, expanded documentary, video, archival, fine art, experimental, installation, fictional realism, and performative modes of photographic practice.

The course promotes open experimentation in the development of ideas, new processes and types of work. Students advance practical work in new or traditional techniques and forms (digital or analogue) and mixtures of approaches. The course champions a long and proud tradition of new and challenging photography at the University and among its extensive alumni.


The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master website.


  • Contemporary Debates
  • Masters Project
  • Photography and Aesthetics
  • Photography Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Theories of the Image



Successful applicants usually will have a good BA or BFA degree 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.
Applicants without these may be accepted in exceptional circumstances, provided the applicant can demonstrate their ability to meet the demands of the course.
An interview is normally held and a portfolio of practical work, which demonstrates the applicant’s skills, passion and ambition for developing their own photographic work is essential. Evidence of written skills and research knowledge may also be requested.

If English is your second language you will need IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element.

Career Prospects

The course prepares graduates for a range of career paths in the arts, media and photography. Many successful graduates work as artists/photographers and also develop careers in related work within the creative industries. Graduate opportunities range from picture agency work, curators and as innovators of independent projects. Many also pursue careers in lecturing and teaching of photography. Graduates have a high success in developing their research work at doctoral level and the MA also has a very high international reputation amongst potential employers within the sector.


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