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Photography: History, Theory, Practice MA

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Develop your photography practice while exploring the history and theory of photography. The opportunity to combine practice, history and theory makes our MA unique in the UK.

Studying across disciplines including art history, film, American studies, history, English and media, you’ll push the frontiers of photographic knowledge. You’ll have the opportunity to work with a rich variety of material that reflects the diversity of photography. Our partnerships with the Getty Images Gallery and the Archive of Modern Conflict give you access to two of Britain’s most significant collections of photography. The Keep is a world-class centre for archives on our doorstep housing important resources such as the Mass Observation Archive.

Our Centre for Photography and Visual Culture also organises regular events. These include master classes allowing you to engage with Brighton’s rich photographic culture, such as the Brighton Photo Biennial.

You’ll learn from our faculty who are internationally distinguished scholars as well as photographers, artists, writers and curators. They work with institutions such as Tate, the V&A, PhotoEspaña and The Photographers’ Gallery.

CAREERS

You’ll gain academic and research skills as well as a crucial range of professional skills directed at working in the cultural, creative and heritage sectors – an arena in which millions of people are employed worldwide.

This MA prepares you for a variety of exciting careers across:

  • photography
  • the visual arts
  • curating
  • the media
  • the creative industries.

It also provides an ideal foundation for doctoral research.

Tuition fees

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£ 18,500per year

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

University information

University of Sussex

  • University League Table

    40th

  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

Students will join a welcoming community of academics and students from more than 140 countries, with internationalism at the university’s heart.
Research at Sussex challenges conventional thinking, seeking inspiring and creative ways to understand and solve global issues.
Situated on the south coast, the iconic city of Brighton is only one hour from London with excellent travel links to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

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