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Full time September MA 1 year full time
Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Unleash your creative potential with our Photography MA programme at Nottingham Trent University. This practice-based course is designed to nurture highly adaptable and critical professionals in the dynamic field of photography. Through a blend of research, collaboration, and networking, you will embark on a bespoke learning journey to cultivate your specialist practice. The course integrates theory, practice, and professional contexts to deepen your understanding of photographic cultures and techniques. With a focus on technical excellence and cross-disciplinary thinking, you will be encouraged to push the boundaries of production possibilities. Assessment is solely based on coursework, allowing you to showcase your learning through various mediums. Graduates of this programme have a wide array of career opportunities, from freelance photography to curating and teaching. Join us with a 2.2 honours degree in a related subject, or relevant work experience, and embark on a transformative journey towards becoming a versatile photography professional.

About the course

Our MA Photography is a practice-based course that aims to develop highly flexible, creative, and critical professionals able to respond and adapt to a plural and shifting work environment.

Underpinned by research, collaboration and networking, you will develop a personalised specialist practice through a bespoke learning journey and conclude the course in readiness for your professional destinations and future practice ambition.

Discursive in approach and positioned to foster an internationalist outlook and inquiry, this course integrates theory, practice and professional contexts to attain in-depth knowledge and understanding of photographic cultures, discourse and practice.

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Entry Requirements

2.2 honours degree in a related subject.
Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and / or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.


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Student Profiles

Adam Deakin

"During my time at NTU, I have learnt so much which has allowed me to grow as an artist; however, the most valuable thing I will take away from the course is the importance of self-belief (something I struggle with). Having the confidence in your own abilities will help to keep you moving forward throughout your career; NTU has taught me how to be a professional.

"I appreciated the opportunity to spend a year fully researching my subject; allowing the project to evolve over time. I also enjoyed being encouraged to problem solve for myself as this will be beneficial after graduation.

"I would recommend the MA Photography course at NTU to anyone who wants to further their understanding of photography and its position in art. The course is led by a team of outstanding, knowledgeable lecturers who are all successful in their chosen genre of photography.

"I feel very honoured to be part of the Portrait of Britain project, representing the changing nature of Britain. I have followed the award since the beginning and now to be a part of it is truly amazing. I am also a big fan of Hoxton Mini Press, so I can’t quite believe that I will have two images in one of their books alongside other talented photographers.

"My long-term goal is to have the ability to support the next generation of photographers and artists through working as a university lecturer. I owe any success to the encouragement of my tutors and I would take great pleasure in being part of the education system that has supported me."

Adam Deakin

"During my time at NTU, I have learnt so much which has allowed me to grow as an artist; however, the most valuable thing I will take away from the course is the importance of self-belief (something I struggle with). Having the confidence in your own abilities will help to keep you moving forward throughout your career; NTU has taught me how to be a professional.

"I appreciated the opportunity to spend a year fully researching my subject; allowing the project to evolve over time. I also enjoyed being encouraged to problem solve for myself as this will be beneficial after graduation.

"I would recommend the MA Photography course at NTU to anyone who wants to further their understanding of photography and its position in art. The course is led by a team of outstanding, knowledgeable lecturers who are all successful in their chosen genre of photography.

"I feel very honoured to be part of the Portrait of Britain project, representing the changing nature of Britain. I have followed the award since the beginning and now to be a part of it is truly amazing. I am also a big fan of Hoxton Mini Press, so I can’t quite believe that I will have two images in one of their books alongside other talented photographers.

"My long-term goal is to have the ability to support the next generation of photographers and artists through working as a university lecturer. I owe any success to the encouragement of my tutors and I would take great pleasure in being part of the education system that has supported me."

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