A career as a professional photographer can be incredibly rewarding. You have the chance to capture beautiful moments and precious memories, and present your creative vision in ways that inspire and enrich the lives of others, while making a living doing what you love.
However, the photography industry remains notoriously difficult to break into, and newcomers frequently have trouble building their reputations. A Master's in Photography can provide you with a solid foundation to progress your career, giving you the theoretical grounding to experiment with different ideas and concepts, and helping you build the kind of stylistically diverse portfolio expected from professionals at the very pinnacle of the industry.
Whether you’re just starting out or looking to create new opportunities in your existing career, read on to find out how an online MA in photography can help you to fully realize your potential.
Find Your Niche with an MA in Photography
A career in photography can mean a number of different things. Professional photographers can work as photojournalists, at events such as weddings or corporate functions, or run their own portrait studios. Some even exhibit their work as artists, or capture wildlife and nature images for stock photo providers.
An MA in photography gives you the chance to explore every possibility the industry has to offer and find what’s right for you. By exposing you to different techniques and styles, you’ll gain the insights you need to truly grow and find your voice as a creative professional.
Here’s what Falmouth photography graduate Thomas Butler had to say about his experience:
“Falmouth helped me to develop my own style of photography but also, and more importantly, gave me the ability to continue to develop years after leaving university.”
An online masters programme can help you find your specialty as a photographer
Further Your Career as You Study For Your Masters Degree In Your Own Time
Many aspiring photographers are hesitant to pursue a masters in photography due to time pressures. Some may be working a day job to support themselves as they look to break into the industry, while others fear the time they spend on study will take away from their efforts to build their business and further their career.
Blended learning allows students complete their degree at their own pace, giving them time for any other commitments they have.
Blended learning makes returning to study much easier. Students can complete their degree at their own pace, giving them time for any other commitments they have, as well as allowing them extra space and flexibility to experiment with new ideas, which can be vital for creative professionals.
Valuable Feedback from Your MA in Photography Instructors & Classmates
Many top photographers will tell you that the best way to grow creatively is through collaboration and the dynamic discussion of ideas with peers, which is why it’s important that blended learning students don’t learn in isolation.
Falmouth Flexible’s students to interact with classmates through online discussions, small group projects and bi-annual residential workshops.
Falmouth Flexible’s programmes include plenty of opportunities for students to interact with classmates through online discussions, small group projects and our bi-annual residential workshops. Students also receive one-on-one tutor support and guidance throughout their studies.
This hands-on approach ensures that students receive all the benefits of participating in a collaborative creative environment, while still enjoying the convenience and flexibility that blended learning offers.
Falmouth Flexible’s MA programmes offer plenty of opportunities for collaboration with classmates
Interested in a career as a photographer?
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