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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Markeaton Street Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This new MA Film and Photography course has a dynamic individual student focus that adjusts to you and your project proposal. The course provides a unique and exciting opportunity for those who wish to specialise in still and moving imagery, and work creatively across disciplines. We will inspire you to shape your individual creative practice with relevant theoretical knowledge and experimental approaches, informing a personal voice and engagement within the creative industries.

Course description

  • Film and Photography at the University of Derby has a long history of excellence. Our MA programme teaches Film and Photography as a fine art practice, offering a contemporary and exciting programme.
  • Our campus offers access to well-resourced facilities that inspire students to explore diverse methods as image makers, working across analogue, digital, still or moving image and multi-media installation.
  • We will inspire you to shape your individual creative practice with relevant theoretical knowledge and experimental approaches, informing a personal voice and engagement within the creative industries.
  • We are looking for applicants who are strongly motivated, reflective and independently minded. The course supports projects that enable you to focus on a specialist aspect of film or photographic practice, along with proposals (major project) that combine or explore the relationship between the two disciplines. We value interdisciplinary debate that utilises the collective knowledge and experience of students and staff.
  • You will become part of our lively research culture with access to see visiting speakers on all School of Art courses and staff research seminar series where colleagues present their research.

This course builds on the success and experience of our previous postgraduate programmes and is informed by the importance of adaptability in a rapidly changing global industry. The University is committed to your long-term success, and if you choose this course you will benefit from support that has secured for Derby a ranking of 15th highest for graduate employment amongst UK universities (HESA 2015).

The University hosts the International Film and Photography FORMAT exhibition and conference in collaboration with Derby QUAD, which attracts artists from all over the world. This provides a unique opportunity for Derby students to showcase their work, to network, and create and establish contacts in industry.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,700per 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 Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    40th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    120 63%

    69th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    20th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    36th

    17

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