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MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies

MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

JAN

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Modern Art Philosophy Photography

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies is a fine art photography course which merges research with practice. The course is rooted in the idea that photography has no self-limiting identity or essence. Creating visually exciting and intellectually compelling work, you will develop as an artist with photography at the core of your practice.

Why choose this course at Central Saint Martins

Transdisciplinary practice: On this course, you will study photography as an interlacing of fine art, technology, aesthetics and new media. You will explore the effects of digital cultures on art practice, the everyday and the environment.

Visiting practitioners: The course has an extensive visiting lecturer programme, including leading artists, philosophers and curators.

State-of-the-art equipment: You will have access to advanced equipment for scanning, large-format digital color and chemical black and white printing.

Curatorial projects: The course offers opportunities for you to take part in group curatorial projects, in which you will learn to curate in a shared space.

Our postgraduate Art Programme offers valuable opportunities to build transferable professional knowledge and skills. The exchange of perspectives with others through shared units, reading groups and debates helps establish stimulating and productive networks.

The focus on proposing and developing a major independent programme of study is supported by a shared professional practice lecture series featuring guest speakers plus opportunities to attend symposia and critique work in progress across subject areas. The Postgraduate Art Programme has wide-ranging links with professional organizations, collections and galleries, and includes opportunities for interaction and networking according to your personal career direction.

MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies explores photography as a visual language feeding into a wide range of professional arenas and related disciplines. MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies graduates are equipped to work in the gallery world, fine art publishing, book publishing and advertising, in London and beyond. They may also progress academically to research (PhD study) and teaching. Equipped with industry and cultural knowledge, you'll leave us knowing your worth in the art and business worlds, at home in international gallery or commercial contexts and able to initiate substantial cultural projects.

Modules

This is a self-led unit of research which feeds into your work in progress and your research paper. You will develop your practice and research through a programme of crits. This programme will also include individual tutorials and seminars, focused around the development of your practice and research paper. Weekly seminars will also help you clarify your research interests. Experimental installs and crits will provide a space for negotiation of practice and for focusing your research.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

6,045

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,165

Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree OR an equivalent EU / international qualification.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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