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Full time


15 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Photography Art

Course type


Course Summary

MA Photography at London College of Communication offers a variety of conceptual approaches to thinking, writing and exhibiting photography. As a research-led course, it equips students for a wider inquiry into the interdisciplinary aspects of the photographic medium by developing a single exhibition project over the 15-months duration of the course.

MA Photography attracts a broad range of practitioners, from backgrounds in fine art, sculpture, and other areas of media practice as well as related theoretical subject disciplines. They are united by a desire to develop a distinctive practice with a high level of conceptual resolution.

What can you expect?

There are both analogue and digital photography facilities at London College of Communication, including colour and black-and-white darkrooms, photographic studios and a Mac-based digital suite including Imacon scanners, as well as medium and large format analogue cameras, digital cameras, HD video cameras and lighting equipment. Students also have access to other technical facilities such as the 3D workshop, book binding or screen-printing.

Assessment methods

This course is assessed through: Initial, Intermediate and Final Project Proposal; Critical Context Review and Critical Context Paper; Presentation; Self-evaluation; Research documentation; Reflective portfolio; Body of work, exhibition, documentation and portfolio; Critical rationale.


MA Photography prepares graduates to research, develop and produce an individual fine art project to a high exhibition standard. They will also have developed the practical, critical and conceptual skills needed to work at a high level in related areas of photography and media practice. The course also provides graduates with a critical and professional understanding of the contemporary photography and fine art sectors which will prepare them for several career directions within the arts and media.


Following an Induction Week, you will begin to develop a body of work with tutorial support. You will also receive a series of critical context seminars to help you start developing your critical context review.
Taking an Idea Forward (continued)
Resolving Outcomes (60 Credits)

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Entry requirements

This educational level may be demonstrated by: Honours degree; possession of equivalent qualifications; prior experiential learning, the outcome of which can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required; or a combination of formal qualifications and experiential learning which, taken together, can be demonstrated to be equivalent to formal qualifications otherwise required.

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