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Photography - MA


Course Description

This course offers an opportunity for students to develop a major body of practical work that engages with the expanded boundaries of photography and hybridisation of the medium. It is concerned with a broad range of photographic practices and technologies and explores debates around the politics of representation and our role as image makers.

Key features
-You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work and take part in off-site visits to galleries, photography festivals and other cultural spaces, as well as study tours.
-Supported by a team of technical and academic staff, you will have access to a professional photography suite that includes two new digital-imaging areas, darkroom areas, two double-height photography studios and a general preparation, finishing and demonstration area. In addition, you will have access to 3D, screen printing and moving image workshops.

What will you study?

You will gain a thorough understanding of the history of photography and its continuously developing field of interrelated forms of image production and visual culture. You will explore the potential of the expanded boundaries of photography in unexpected and innovative ways through self-initiated research. Supported by taught modules and an experienced group of research-active staff, you will develop critical thinking and a sustained practice.

Assessment

Seminar and exhibition presentations, tutorials, individual and group reviews.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Modules
-Project 1
-Theory – Seminar
-Photography Practice – Applied Theory in Advanced Photography
-Photography Practice – Publishing
-Masters Project (Exhibition and Research Publication)

Visit the Photography - MA page on the Kingston University website for more details!

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Sean Wyatt

"I studied at Kingston for my undergraduate degree in photography and since then have worked for the Photography Department, so I knew exactly what the University had to offer, which was a big factor in my decision to study my masters degree here. I knew that whatever ideas I had, no matter how challenging, the facilities and passion of the staff would make it achievable.

The Photography MA course is young and the tutors are very keen to work with their students to make the course the best it can be. So it's an exciting time to be a part of it and help shape its future."


Scholarships

Entry Requirements

A BA(Hons) degree (or its equivalent) in a related or appropriate subject. However, each application is considered on its own merits and therefore previous experience and qualifications may be taken into account.

Last Updated

01 August 2017

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