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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Photography Art

Course type


Course Summary

This Photography programme acts as a platform to help develop your creative and professional practice, providing access to our specialist photographic facilities. We’ll encourage you to consider the place of photography in contemporary society, in terms of the production, distribution and consumption of photographic images. Through your research and practice, this will enable you to shape the way that photography is used and interpreted in the future. Contemporary approaches to photography show that this is a fast-expanding visual discipline. Photographic practitioners are continually testing and pushing the boundaries of the medium, helping us to develop our understanding of what photography is and what it can do, in its important position within creative, social and cultural practices. 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.

Different course options

Full time | Plymouth College of Art | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research Methods - Core
Conceptual Frameworks - Core
Critical Thinking - Core
Professional Codes - Core
Advanced Training in Specialist Disciplines - Core
Project Design - Core
Research Ethics - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a BA with 2.1; equivalent professional experience or portfolio; exceptional project proposal. .