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Course summary

The Expanded Photography MA embraces photography as an expanded field, encompassing specialisms such as virtual photography, photobooks, documentary, art, fashion, editorial, photojournalism and writing photography. This course will motivate you into learning skills, developing knowledge and expanding expertise in the thinking and practice of photography. You’ll be empowered to produce new forms of independent practice and be inspired to work creatively, ethically and sustainably with expanded photography within the rapidly changing visual image culture and global environment. The course offers a combination of photography and image literacy skills, and you’ll be introduced to a range of emerging technologies such as 3D Scanning, AI and CGI. You’ll gain professional visual skills and knowledge of expansive practices appropriate to diverse contemporary creative fields of photographic image cultures and industries. The Expanded Photography MA puts professional skills at the core of your education. As well as developing an independent project with a final exhibition and a professional standard project portfolio or dissertation, your journey will include responding to live briefs, taking part in workshops and building confidence in research and writing. You’ll study the Professional Practice module throughout the duration of your course, which aims to support your progression beyond graduation. The module provides mentorship sessions, career seminars and practical workshops in grants and commissions, alongside other opportunities.


Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) with relevant experience in related subject areas. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of recent practice projects. This should be presented in digital form and be annotated to demonstrate the progression from brief or inspiration through to completion. All images should be fully captioned with date of completion, size and medium used. Applicants will also need to identify in writing (maximum 500 words) a specific area of personal interest, which they envisage studying in depth whilst on the course. Interviews will be held online. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.5 in writing and no element below 6.0.


Fees and funding

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Expanded Photography at University of Westminster, London - UCAS