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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Edinburgh Napier University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Develop your creative knowledge and skills as a photographer or photo-video creator, and create a professional portfolio of work

Overview

The MA in Photography is designed to help you explore a full range of artistic and commercial photographic practices alongside current global critical and theoretical debates.

The programme recognises the possibilities of new and converging lens-based media and offers the broadest practical base in which to develop your skills; from traditional analogue black and white wet processes to advanced digital image capture and computer assisted post-production control.

The course provides a contemporary understanding of the vast possibilities that are now available to the professional photographer, and offers considerable scope to tailor elements of the programme to your interests and the needs of your project(s), which will form a central context to your learning.

Course details

In this programme, you will:

  • Explore and apply new and convergent technical and practical principles of filmmaking and moving image with photo-video equipment
  • Engage with current critical practice and techniques in contemporary still photography
  • Respond to set briefs whilst promoting critical reflection and autonomy
  • Apply rigorous debate and thoroughly investigate contemporary international theory and practice to develop research skills and articulate knowledge
  • Engage in entrepreneurial and research-based live or simulated projects
  • Develop advanced skills in contemporary art direction using computer generated imaging and special effects to enhance photographic styling, set design, and pitch ideas to real or fictional clients
  • Develop professional portfolios of work informed by artistic, commercial, photographic and video-graphic research, ready for employment or further doctoral study.

Assessments

We take a common approach to learning, teaching and assessment in studio modules where practice-based student work is collated as a portfolio presentation.

Careers

Graduates from this programme pathway can pursue careers in:

  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Documentary Photographer
  • Commercial Photographer.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,062per year

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

University information

Edinburgh Napier University

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    Edinburgh Napier University, 219 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 1DJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 102 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    161 84%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    28th

    60

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