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University of Westminster Expanded Photography MA
University of Westminster

Expanded Photography MA

London, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time

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GBP 15,000 / per year *


* international | UK: £11,500

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The Expanded Photography MA embraces photography as an expanded field, encompassing specialisms such as virtual photography, photobooks, documentary, art, fashion, editorial, photojournalism, and writing photography.

This course will motivate you to learn skills, develop knowledge, and expand your expertise in the thinking and practice of photography. You’ll be empowered to produce new forms of independent practice and be inspired to work creatively, ethically, and sustainably with expanded photography within the rapidly changing visual image culture and global environment.

The course offers a combination of photography and image literacy skills, and you’ll be introduced to a range of emerging technologies such as 3D Scanning, AI, and CGI. You’ll gain professional visual skills and knowledge of expansive practices appropriate to diverse contemporary creative fields of photographic image cultures and industries.

The Expanded Photography MA puts professional skills at the core of your education. As well as developing an independent project with a final exhibition and a professional standard project portfolio or dissertation, your journey will include responding to live briefs, taking part in workshops, and building confidence in research and writing.

You’ll study the Professional Practice module throughout your course, which aims to support your progression beyond graduation. The module provides mentorship sessions, career seminars, and practical workshops in grants and commissions, alongside other opportunities.

Top Reasons to Study with Us

  • Develop your creative production skills – Work across a range of photographic and lens-based media to establish a critically engaged and self-reflective creative practice
  • Learn from high-profile experts with international recognition in the field of photography
  • Photographic pioneers – Photographic education at the University of Westminster has a unique history. Classes in photography were taught at the Polytechnic Institution, the forerunner of our University, from 1852, and the School of Photography was established in 1883
  • Cutting-edge facilities – Our large photography and emerging media facilities provide you with everything you need to explore different photographic mediums
  • Fantastic location – You'll enjoy all the benefits of studying at our Harrow Campus – just a 20-minute tube ride from central London, a global hub for the media and cultural industries

Why Study This Course?

Fantastic Location

With central London only a 20-minute tube ride away, you’ll enjoy the benefits of studying in a major capital for creative industries.

Expand your Photography Skills

Develop your practice through a range of analogue and emerging technologies such as 3D scanning, AI, and computer-generated imaging.

Cutting-edge Facilities

You'll have access to a suite of studios, dark rooms, print and finishing facilities, and an extensive range of high-end digital imaging equipment.

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