Art and industry combine on this innovative, practice-based postgraduate course, designed to develop your creative promise, deepen your experience of photography and moving image, and optimise both your artistic and professional potential.
Taught by award-winning artists, photographers and leading academics in the field, our distinctive, practice-based MA in Photography will allow you to explore the diverse applications of the medium, and to deepen your understanding of photography as a discipline.
Through a course of intensive study, creative practice, and professional engagement, you will develop the passion that brought you to photography in the first place, and will be supported in the development and production of innovative work, whilst also building skills to maximise and contextualise your creative outputs.
Our partnerships with Bristol Photography Festival and IC Visual Lab, two highly reputable Bristol-based photography organisations with national and international influence, will provide you with a wide range of work experience placements and live briefs to work on. You'll also have access to industry talks and events, opportunities to display your work at prestigious exhibitions and venues and high-level industry mentorships.
The course includes guest-lectures, intensive week-long workshops, practice-based interactive activities, and individual portfolio reviews with professional practitioners and industry leaders, including curators, editors, publishers, producers, art buyers, agents, gallerists and designers.
You will have opportunities to meet with, share work with, and initiate long-lasting professional relationships with influential professionals within the creative industries.
Contextualise your practice
This course will enable you to contextualise your practice within relevant professional environments, such as research, education, exhibition, curation, project management, marketing, art direction, publishing, advertising, digital-media and design.
It is relevant for arts or humanities graduates wishing to progress from BA study, who want to focus their practice in the medium of photography, as well as for professionals already working in the field who are looking to develop and underpin their practice in an academic, theoretical, critical and creative contexts.