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  MA Documentary Photography


Online University of South Wales    Faculty of Business and Creative Industries

Full time & Part time September MA, PGDip, PGCert 2 years part-time
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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The MA Documentary Photography programme at our university is renowned worldwide for its contemporary and dynamic approach to the subject. Whether you're interested in reportage or fine art, this course offers a wide range of practices to explore. You'll have the opportunity to learn from world-leading photographers, writers, and curators through lectures, seminars, and technical workshops. The programme is flexible, allowing you to study full-time or part-time, and even from a distance alongside your existing employment. With modules covering critical issues in contemporary practice, research and practice in the creative industries, and the production of your own significant body of work, this programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to excel in the documentary photography industry. Entry requirements include an Honours degree in a related subject, but professional industry experience will also be considered. Don't forget to showcase your engagement with documentary photography or photojournalism through a website or digital portfolio. Start your journey towards a successful career in documentary production, research, exhibition, publishing, teaching, or journalism with our MA Documentary Photography programme.

About the course

This degree is based (online) and at USW’s purpose-built campus, in the creative centre of Cardiff.

The University of South Wales is world-renowned for the study of Documentary Photography and our students and alumni are extremely well regarded within the photographic community: winning awards, exhibitions, and book publishing deals. With a focus on real-world engagement with social and political issues, this distinctive (online and on campus) MA offers an exploratory and lively engagement with the subject. It is characterised by an expansive understanding of photography, as well as its more traditional documentary forms, it encompasses networked imagery, data, archival material, audio, and moving image.

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Entry Requirements

Normally an Honours degree in a related subject is required. However, if you have solid professional industry experience rather than academic achievement, this may be acceptable for entry to study at this level through a process called Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Please provide evidence of a website/digital portfolio with your application. We are looking for an engagement with documentary photography or photojournalism with a particular focus on series rather than individual photographs. You may then be asked to attend an interview supported by a portfolio.

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