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MFA - Master of Fine Art

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Course overview:

With internationally-recognised and award-winning teaching staff, this rare two-year MFA Photography course gives you a unique opportunity to become true experts in the field of photography.

Led by award-winning photographer Anna Fox and supported by an exceptional team - including award-winning photographer Karen Knorr, photographer and video artist Ori Gersht, Professorial Fellow Sunil Gupta and talented sessional staff – you will be given the tools, the freedom and the time to hone your skills and find your professional place within the industry.

A unique feature of this MFA Photography course are the incredible global perspectives on offer, thanks to the international nature of its student cohort, its staff and its industry connections. The course has close ties with renowned institutions around the world, including the National Institute of Design in India, and there are opportunities to study there and at other institutions throughout Europe and China.

Students also have the opportunity to collaborate with students from around the world on certain projects, and exhibit their work internationally, with previous graduates exhibiting work at photography festivals in China and India.

The Farnham campus has a distinct and important history within the field of photography, and an international reputation with many renowned graduates over the years – from the late Jane Bown and Paul Seawright to David Moore and Natasha Caruana.

You’ll have more time to explore your craft and creative ideas, as well as investigating what you will do in your professional career, whether that’s practical, theoretical or a mix of the two.

The units within the course are designed to support you along the way, as you take a hands-on and self-directed approach to your practice.

You’ll be free to discover the joy of the practice, explore different methods, materials and theories and hone your research skills. And, with extensive careers research, you will discover which field of photography that you would like to work in – and then go on relevant work placements, helping you build vital experience and networking opportunities.


We have three fully-equipped photographic studios; colour and black and white darkrooms for traditional printing from small, medium and large-format negatives; dedicated digital area with medium and large format printers and high specification digital scanners. Our on-campus media store has both analogue and digital cameras and lighting for hire.


Graduates from this course work in a wide variety of related careers, including:

PhD and research
Editorial, fashion, documentary and fine art photography
Editing and curatorial posts
Gallery and project management
Technical support.


In order to truly understand how research is completely embedded in your practice, you'll develop the skills to exhaustively research particular methods, approaches, theories and practices, to further your experimental work.

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Entry requirements

Students should have an honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline and Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

University information

The University for the Creative Arts is an institution dedicated to creating the next wave of leaders across creative industries. Students will be able to explore the creative side of a huge variety of subjects including not only the arts but also business and technology, with subjects from acting to virtual reality. Postgraduate study at UCA is all about inspiring and challenging students to fulfil their creative potential. Students are...more

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