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Documentary Photography and Photojournalism MA

University of Westminster, London

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Harrow Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    24-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course has been postponed to January.

Course summary

The Documentary Photography and Photojournalism MA allows you to explore society through photographically-related practice and within critically-informed ways through a combination of practice-based teaching and discussion of critical contexts.

We consider documentary photography and photojournalism as exciting and expanding mediums, situated within their own histories, taking many forms in the 21st Century.

Applicants can include students of documentary photography or photographers in general who are interested in specialising in this area and developing their practice. Artists who wish to focus their activities on a more social practice, and individuals from other disciplines who wish to explore the subject area at postgraduate level are also welcome.

From the moment you arrive, we emphasise the development of your own practice, leading towards a consolidation of your learning into a high-profile exhibition in a central London exhibition space.

You will be taught by practising professional photographers, artists and writers, within a supportive course atmosphere.

Our facilities are equipped to the highest professional standards for both analogue and digital production of still and moving image.

The course builds on the international stature of the photographic and journalism departments of the University and may be taken in full-time or part-time modes.

CAREER PATH

The emphasis of the course is on the development of your work, through experimentation, and knowledge creation as understood within contemporary approaches to documentary and photojournalistic practice.

In addition, technical skills are acquired enabling the photographic production of works and involving competent use of a variety of hardware, software, including Premiere editing software, InDesign, advanced Photoshop and so on.

As well as photographic skills, the MA involves the development of various other areas such as management of large and small scale projects, direction, curating, facilitatory methods (such as in educational or community roles), advocacy, and experience of group and collaborative working.

Our priorities are that we hope that our graduating student will be able to function as a still photographer, documentary film-maker, artist and/or writer. We would imagine our graduate to be a well-rounded and confident individual with adaptability, facilitating new ways of seeing.

INTERNSHIPS

The course is taught by experienced and practising photographers, publishers and writers whose extensive network of contacts in all areas of photography is accessible to students. We actively encourage work experience during the course and will advise on possible limited time internships and placements, providing these do not interfere the course work. Any internships or placements will be arranged by the students.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY SERVICE

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

Tuition fees

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£ 17,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Westminster, London

  • University League Table

    112th

  • Campus address

    University of Westminster, London, 101 New Cavendish Street, LONDON, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, W1W 6XH, England

With students coming from 170 nations around the globe, Westminster is one of the most internationally diverse universities in the UK.
Courses at Westminster aim to prepare students for industry and ensure that work experience and placement opportunities are accessible to all.
Westminster offers a wide range of scholarships, including a fully-funded postgraduate award, supporting students from over 50 countries across the world.

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