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Online Masters Degree in Photography

Photography Course Overview

This course will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to meaningfully engage with a technologically and socially evolving medium, and succeed within the increasingly complex and competitive creative industries.

Throughout the course you will realise the potential of your own ideas and practice by locating your individual specialism within the creative industries, enabling you to succeed and make significant contributions within a range of professional contexts.

This course brings together talented practitioners on an international scale with the ambition to succeed, innovate and lead, allowing for the dynamic cross pollination of approaches in photography and exploration of critical perspectives. On successful completion of this course, in addition to having an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification, you will have an individual, or group of, sophisticated projects of a publishable standard that you will be able to use as the foundation to take you to the next stage in your career and sustain your practice beyond.

Award Title: MA Photography
Awarding Body: Falmouth University
Level: 7
Duration: 2 years
Mode of study: online, part-time 

Summary

  • Study with talented practitioners in photography on an international scale
  • Be part of a global community of like-minded professionals

Who is this course for?

The aim of this course is to enhance the creative, critical and professional skills of practitioners who are at an early stage in their careers, as well as to give those who have already established themselves within the professional arena an opportunity to interrogate their practice and deepen the quality and sophistication of their creative output.

It is designed to accommodate a broad range of practitioners, from those who use photography to question the world around them to those whose practice interrogates the medium itself. Typical applicants may be working as photojournalists, critics in photography, curators, freelancers, or business or studio owners.

Course content

You will need to complete four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit project (180 credits in total). All modules on the course are compulsory and must be passed in order to complete the award.

Core Modules Credits
Positions and practice 30
Informing contexts 30
Surfaces and strategies 30
Sustainable prospects 30
Final major project 60

Assessments

  • Coursework assessment with no formal examinations
  • Projects, individual reports and live online presentations

How you study

You may choose to:

  1. Study entirely online without attending any face-to-face workshops
  2. Study online and attend optional residential workshops, held biannually at various locations such as the UK, USA, Asia or the Middle East.

A typical workshop will start on Friday and end on Monday. The exact days, length and format will vary according to the event but will be set in order to be of most value to you. We will inform you well in advance, giving you as much time as possible to arrange your travel and accommodation. Attendance is strongly encouraged although not compulsory.

Taught by industry experts

Designed with employer-focused learning at the core, our courses work with global organisations, staff and alumni to provide you with the breadth of experience and networks needed to accelerate your career.

Learning activities

There will be guided learning activities consisting of:

  • Concise online presentations to introduce key concepts
  • Small group and class discussions and crits to facilitate interaction and dialogue
  • Online critiques to test assumptions, ideas and to receive feedback from peers and tutors
  • Individual and group tutorials throughout the course
  • Independent study
  • Self-evaluation and peer feedback

Support

As a Falmouth student, you enjoy an equal status to students studying on campus:

  • Your own student ID card
  • Access to online software tutorials at lynda.com
  • 24/7 online access to library resources
  • Students’ Union community
  • Access to our Student Support Services offering academic and personal support

Entry Requirements

You should have:

  • An honours degree or Level 6 equivalent qualification
  • Proof of proficiency in English (minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening)

We also accept a range of equivalent recognised English language qualifications. Candidates without a degree or formal qualification are still encouraged to apply. For more information regarding equivalent international qualifications and Accreditation of Prior Learning please call us on +44 (0)1223 447713.

Financing your studies

You can take advantage of:

  • Early bird discounts
  • Falmouth Flexible Bursaries
  • Alumni discount (15% to Falmouth alumni)
  • Refer a friend rewards

For more information about these bursaries and other opportunities for financial assistance, please click here or call us on +44 (0)1223 447713

Terms and conditions apply

How to apply

  • Apply online here or email your completed application form to flexible@falmouth.ac.uk
  • Submit a copy of your first degree certificate or Level 6 equivalent qualification and your IELTS/TOEFL certificate if English is not your first language
  • Submit a digital portfolio of your current photographic practice. The portfolio should indicate both your technical aptitude and the quality and sophistication of your practice. You shouldn’t attempt to encompass a range of styles and genres of photography, but rather try to give the admissions team a sense of your practice specialisms and your interests as a practitioner. You should title or briefly caption each image in your portfolio, explaining - if you think it is necessary to do so - how the image is indicative of your current practice and why you have selected it for your portfolio.

Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Please contact us for FREE advice.
Call 0800 5999123 or +44 (0)1223 447713

Start dates and application deadlines

There are three start dates per year.

2017/18 Academic Year
Application deadline Course start date
31 August 2017 25 September 2017
30 November 2017 29 January 2018

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