Postgraduate Photography

MFA Photography at the Farnham campus offers a rare opportunity for extended study and practice over two years at Masters level. The course engages students in a range of practical and theoretical approaches to photographic practice, theory and history with a strong emphasis on developing the skills required to go out into the professional fields of photography. A distinctive feature of this course is the development of a high level of professional and research-based knowledge on the subject of photography. Students can select a written or practical approach to their photographic investigations and are encouraged to explore photography and its related theoretical fields in an experimental manner and with an open mind. The course also offers exchange opportunities in India and China and work placements to develop a strong understanding of the international world of photography

MA Photography at the Rochester campus approaches photography as an expanded visual discipline. It is studied either full time for one year or part time for two years. Students are encouraged to confidently produce complex and extended photographic projects and engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making. The course offers a dynamic and exciting environment for studying the critical theory of photography, engaging with practices of reading and writing about the image. The MA Photography course also pays close attention to the dissemination, exhibition and publication of photographic work. We provide specialist digital and analogue facilities for large-format colour and black-and-white exhibition prints.

MA Fashion Photography at the Rochester campus invites students to build upon their existing fashion and photography knowledge to identify, develop and manage a Masters project. Throughout the course, students have access to UCA’s state-of-the-art photography resources and participate in lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, with regular off-campus visits to shoots and exhibitions. The MA Fashion Photography course offers the opportunity to develop practical fashion photography skills whilst giving a solid grounding in critical thinking and theory. The course places a strong emphasis on publication, enabling you to find creative ways to disseminate your work beyond the academic context and into the public arena. The course is studied either full time for one year or part time for two years.