Our MA Photography programme acts as a platform to help develop your creative and professional practice, providing access to our specialist photographic facilities.
We’ll encourage you to consider the place of photography in contemporary society, in terms of the production, distribution and consumption of photographic images.
Jack Moyse, MA Photography
Through your research and practice, this will enable you to shape the way that photography is used and interpreted. Contemporary approaches to photography show that this is a fast-expanding visual discipline and with an important position within creative, social and cultural practices.
We welcome applications from those who want to bring about change in a range of contexts: these may include independent photographic practitioners, documentary photographers, archivists, curators, researchers, writers and educators.
Josh Greet / James Wells / Josh Huxham, MA Photography
You will have the opportunity to critically engage with current debates within the subject area, relevant institutional contexts and partners and be encouraged to consider what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.
We’ll support you in articulating your ideas, developing your working methods and creating independent work, through individual tutorials, lectures, subject-specific seminars, studio and gallery visits and group critiques with access to our rich workshop areas and technical resources across the university.
Arts University Plymouth graduates are offered a discount of 15% on Masters programme fees, regardless of when they studied with us previously. The discount applies if you studied on one of our pre-degree, foundation or undergraduate programmes.
MA applicants are normally expected to have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above. However, the strength of your creative practice and other forms of experience will be taken into account at the interview stage and we encourage you to start a conversation with us.
Your portfolio should give us an indication of the work that you have made, organised or been involved in. For our postgraduate arts, craft and design courses, we expect to see examples of work you have created.
For our MA by Research, MA Museum Studies, and MA Creative Education courses, we don't expect you to have traditional artworks; instead you can share examples of projects you have worked on, classroom experiences you have created, and so on. Please ensure that your portfolio includes descriptions, website links and visuals if they are available.