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MA Photography

Alumni of our Graduate School pursue careers in the fields of fine art, craft and design, as practising artists, teachers, curators, and as gallery, theatre and technical professionals. Others go on to prepare for doctoral study, and set up viable projects as socially engaged and community-based practitioners.

<p>Our programmes offer professional skills development to support our students as they progress within industry, self-employment (in the Creative Industries sector) and further Level 7 and 8 studies. The second module offers an opportunity to test out the practices being investigated by individual students within an appropriate, live setting.<br /></p>

Our Graduates

Ray Goodwin
Ray is a Central Stores Technician in the Equipment Resource Centre at Arts University Plymouth. He is a part of the MultiMedia Lab team, whose expertise features photography, moving image, sound and game design. His speciality is analogue photographic equipment, film processing and scanning. Ray has worked with 35mm, medium format and large format film cameras, predominantly in black and white. Ray can also undertake minor repairs and general maintenance on analogue equipment such as light seal replacements and lens cleaning. Ray studied at Exeter College, graduating with a merit in Access to HE Art & Design. He also studied at Arts University Plymouth at undergraduate level in Photography and completed his Masters degree in photography at Arts University Plymouth with a distinction. His research was based around alienation within society, psychogeography, the non-place, capitalist realism and the prosaism of the everyday. This mixed photography with a walking practice, similar to the ‘flaneur’. Further into his postgraduate studies, Ray challenged the use of ‘New-Topographics’ in a modern setting - updating the movement to ‘Post-Topographics’ to reflect the half-century difference in time, yet juxtaposed by the stagnation of society. His work has been published with Shutterhub Yearbook 2020, Photograd Graduate 2020 and Photograd Conjunction zines. He has also worked with the Smart Citizens Programme, Atlantic Youth Creative Hub, Arts University Plymouth Students’ Union, The MegaRide and Soperfect Images.
Born in Poland and living and working in Plymouth, Margo quit her job at the age of 33, and reignited her passion for photography by studying a BA (Hons) Commercial Photography degree at Arts University Plymouth, graduating with a First Class Honours in 2018. She completes her Masters in Photography in 2023 and her work has been shortlisted in a number of competitions, including winning a placement with Rankin, exhibiting across the UK and overseas. Margo’s wedding photography saw her win at the South West Wedding Awards 2021, being named the best Bespoke Wedding Photographer in the South West. Margo also works with small business owners and entrepreneurs producing brand photography and portraits.

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