Photography at Coventry University - UCAS

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Course summary

The MA Photography course welcomes practitioners with diverse backgrounds and adopts an approach to photography which considers practice not as isolated from associated mediums and methodologies but within an ‘expanded field’ (Baker, 2005). In this manner, students on the MA Photography may work with archives, produce installation pieces, publish, run collaborative projects and blur traditional genre and medium boundaries. The course has been constructed to provide essential places of experimentation and diversification of skills and knowledge, whilst also encouraging rigour in your practice which leads to its robust situation within social, political, and visual contexts. As part of the School of Media and Performing Arts in the Faculty for the Arts and Humanities, the MA in Photography provides points for inter-disciplinary practices to be developed and supported by a range of scholars and practitioners as well as peers working across mediums and fields. Run by the photography team who built an innovative and successful BA course (3 times Guardian no 1 ranked course in the last decade), this MA is able to build upon the many established connections, visiting speakers and resources that make Coventry an ideal place to further your photographic career. The curriculum will challenge and support your existing work, and in a symbiosis of research and practice will engender a robust and rigorous way of working that can be adapted to radically reformulating landscape of photography.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment types are included on the course so as to facilitate your development into a professional world which may demand work to be presented, formatted, proposed or submitted in different forms. You will present verbally as well as visually, will submit essays, take part in Q&A sessions and also have the opportunity to define your own forms of submission in several modules. All modules will provide you with formative, as well as summative, feedback to aid your progression through the module and understanding of your own development.

Entry requirements

Applicants to this Master’s degree should normally possess a good honours degree (2:1 or equivalent). If the degree is in an unrelated subject, applicants need to demonstrate relevant industry knowledge and experience to be documented in their application statement, as per below. Candidates with professional/industrial experience, and/or other relevant training and experience may be admitted with lower qualifications. Non-traditional entry students are welcome: applicants without formal qualifications but professional/industrial experience may be admitted on the basis of interview and submission of supporting material (see below). Each application will be required to include a ‘statement of intent’ (500), and applicants may be required to provide other supporting material, e.g. full marks/results records, or examples of their practical, professional or academic work. Eligible applicants will be interviewed by videoconferencing. Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Photography at Coventry University - UCAS