The Photography Arts MA offers a dynamic mix of photography practice and research to support your development as an artist. In an open-minded educational environment you will expand the boundaries of your photography, advancing your own distinct visual and conceptual approach. Students are fully supported by our internationally renowned photography staff and inspired by an exciting range of prominent visiting photographic artists and thinkers.
Situated in Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, you will have access to extensive photographic facilities and a wealth of inter-disciplinary expertise. You will be part of a world-famous centre for photography research.
The course has an open definition of photography, encompassing a wide range of approaches and forms. We encourage free experimentation in the development of ideas. You will advance your practical work choosing new or traditional techniques, digital or analogue forms, in work that may extend beyond the traditional boundaries of wall, page or screen into other modes including moving image, installation and performance.
Applicants should have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a relevant degree such as photography, fine art, art history, cultural and media studies, or experience. Applicants with good professional experience of photography or related practices in television, film and the wider visual arts are also welcome. Applicants who do not meet the normal entry requirements may be accepted in exceptional circumstances, provided that they can demonstrate their ability to meet the demands of the course. An interview is normally held and a portfolio of practical work, which demonstrates the applicant’s skills, passion and ambition for developing their own photographic work, is essential. Evidence of written skills and research knowledge may also be requested. 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.