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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This practice-based course helps you to explore the creative and intellectual possibilities of photography through practice and research, supporting your development as an artist photographer. It takes a critical and discursive approach, with the expectation that you’ll reflect and evaluate your practice in relation to contemporary photographic discourse and the wider contexts of image culture.

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.

How you’re taught

Teaching and learning experiences will include:

  • tutorials
  • subject-based workshops
  • lectures
  • assessments
  • support in our photography facilities
  • self-directed learning

Career Prospects

This course 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.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

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

University information

Nottingham Trent University

  • University League Table

    45th

  • Campus address

    Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4FQ, England

With placements and work experience opportunities, as well as tailored employability support, NTU is focused on the future success of its students.
Students and staff from over 160 countries make NTU's community diverse and dynamic, offering a global experience for all students.
Prestigious, competitive scholarships are available, worth up to half the tuition fee.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 103 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    134 71%

    33rd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    12th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    23rd

    60

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