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Full time | Leeds Arts University | 1 year | 27-SEP-21

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1 year

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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

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Course Summary

The MA Photography course promotes innovation and experimentation. Through an examination of contemporary photographic practices you will learn to contextualise cultural and ethical uses of photography within a range of different photographic genres.

The course will examine strategies to resolve projects into different outputs such as publications, exhibitions and digital platforms, as well as emphasising the need to find an audience as being integral to a sustained and successful practice. There will be opportunities for external visits and the chance to attend events such as the Unseen in Amsterdam, Photo Paris and Photo London in order to enable engagement with the wider photographic community and industry. You will be able to attend talks by visiting professionals to the University, with examples of previous speakers including: Laia Abril, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Cristina de Middel, Guy Martin, Bruno Ceschel, Anouk Kruithof, Ewen Spencer and Elaine Constantine.

Specialist Resources

MA Photography students are able to access professional standard digital print facilities (including film scanning) and fully rigged lighting studios by arrangement on one evening per week and on Saturdays during the standard academic year.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course. AWARDED BY: Leeds Arts University.


LAUMAPH701 - Past, Present, Future (30 Credits)
LAUMAPH705 - The Visionary Photographer (60 Credits)
LAUMAPH703 - Resolution and Evolution (30 Credits)
LAUMAPH702 - Research for Professional Context (30 Credits)
LAUMAPH704 - Contextualising your Practice (30 Credits)

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Entry requirements

Students need an undergraduate UK honours degree or international equivalent in a subject related to your proposed course of study or; a degree-equivalent postgraduate diploma /professional qualification. You will also need: one reference to support your application from an academic or a creative practitioner and a personal statement outlining your intentions for postgraduate study.

University information

Leeds Arts University is one of the few independent arts universities in the UK, and the only specialist arts university in the North. It offers eleven specialist arts degrees at postgraduate level. These are MA Animation, MA Creative Practice, MA Curation Practices, MA Creature Design, MA Digital Fashion, MA Fine Art, MA Graphic Design, MA Graphic Novel, MA Illustration, MA Photography and MA Worldbuilding. The university offers...more