University of Westminster, London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of Westminster

Documentary Photography and Photojournalism (Taught)

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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The course explores documentary practices and photojournalism as exciting and developing mediums, through a combination of practice-based teaching and discussion of critical contexts. We take each applicant on their own merit. This can include students of documentary photography or photographers in general who are interested in specialising in this area. Also welcome are artists who wish to focus their activities on a more social practice, and individuals from other disciplines, who wish to explore the subject area at post grad level. The course builds on the international stature of the photographic and journalism departments of the University and is designed to equip you with an awareness of contemporary documentary and photojournalism, drawing on a variety of related media. The Documentary and Photojournalism MA allows students to explore ideas of society through photographically related practice and within critically informed ways that maintain connections with the issue, yet also consider fresh visual approaches to the subject matter.

Course details


Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) and substantial relevant work experience. Your previous undergraduate degree does not need to be in a related subject but you will be expected to display a substantial visual portfolio and some knowledge of context that demonstrates a commitment to studying documentary practice. All selected applicants are interviewed. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing and speaking. Applicants are required to submit one academic reference.


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Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at University of Westminster, London - UCAS