What will I learn?

What is Photography MA?

This postgraduate course supports and challenges your ideas, creativity and ambitions. Whatever your previous experience, you’ll explore in depth your way of seeing the world and to think through how to use the language of photography to build a portfolio that has excitement and depth.

We welcome photographers from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as those who have studied photography at undergraduate level. We are looking for passion and a commitment to exploring and questioning the medium of photography.

Study style

Lectures, group critiques, one-to-one tutorials, field trips and gallery visits make up the core of the teaching practice. All classes are delivered on a single day per week, thus allowing for work, travel and other commitments. Assessment is 100% by coursework.

Our modules guide students towards recognising potential themes and exploring them using an extended range of approaches and techniques. In addition, an extensive range of workshops will cover such disciplines as high-level digital studio work, moving image and video editing, book production, black and white darkroom work and alternative process techniques.

Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work as:

  • Photographer
  • Teacher
  • Videographer
  • Exhibition Curator
  • Picture Editor
  • Publisher.

Which department am I in?

School of Arts

Study options

Full Time (16 months)

Tuition fees
£14,700.00 (US$ 19,924) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Hardwick Campus

St Paul's Road,

CHELTENHAM,

GLOUCESTERSHIRE,

GL50 4BS, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who hold successful completion of 4 year Bachelor degree with minimum 70%/GPA 2.7 out of 4.0 will be considered for Postgraduate (Masters). Postgraduate (Research): MRes applicants must have successfully completed a 3 or 4 year Bachelors degree with a minimum GPA 3.0 or successful completion of 4 year Bachelor degree with minimum 70%. ?IELTS 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any component.

For international students

At least a 2.2 honours degree equivalent in this subject area. Applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants for this course will be invited to attend an interview.A portfolio of work is essential. EU and international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent. TOEFL: Reading - 22; Writing -24; Listening - 21; Speaking - 23; Total - 88.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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