Master of Art Programs in Photography

Compare 16 Masters of Arts in Photography

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An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Those who study photography often learn about how cameras work and how to use them to create works of art. This program can help students pursue a variety of careers, such as photojournalism, event photography, or portrait creation.

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MA Photography

Kingston University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames + 1 more

This course offers an opportunity for students to develop a major body of practical work that engages with the expanded boundaries of photography and hybridisation of the medium. It is concerned with a broad range of photographic practices and technologies and explores debates around the politics of representation and our role as image makers. [+]

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This course offers an opportunity for students to develop a major body of practical work that engages with the expanded boundaries of photography and hybridisation of the medium. It is concerned with a broad range of photographic practices and technologies and explores debates around the politics of representation and our role as image makers.

Key features

You will have the opportunity to exhibit your work and take part in off-site visits to galleries, photography festivals and other cultural spaces, as well as study tours. Supported by a team of technical and academic staff, you will have access to a professional photography suite that includes two new digital-imaging areas, darkroom areas, two double-height photography studios and a general preparation, finishing and demonstration area. In addition, you will have access to 3D, screen printing and moving image workshops. What will you study? ... [-]

Master in Photography

Academy of Art University
Online Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The MFA program provides advanced practice and intensive study of the photographic medium. Core curriculum covers historical perspective, advanced theoretical and conceptual development in traditional, experimental and digital photography capture, post-production and output. [+]

The MFA program provides advanced practice and intensive study of the photographic medium. Core curriculum covers historical perspective, advanced theoretical and conceptual development in traditional, experimental and digital photography capture, post-production and output. The program culminates with a formal thesis project and complete body of work that supports the thesis and showcases each student's unique vision and talent.

MFA Photography Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units

TOTAL 63 units

*Per director approval

MFA Photography Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project. Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. A minimum grade of C in all required 63 units. MFA Program Learning Outcomes ... [-]

Master of Arts - Master of Photography

Avans University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Breda

The Master of Photography challenges students to think and act outside of traditional definitions of the medium. In a critical and supportive environment, participants ground their practice within the historical and contemporary discourse. [+]

The Master of Photography is a two-year, full-time program. It offers ambitious artists a critical context in which they can deepen their practice and lay the foundation for a long-term, sustainable career in the arts.

An engaged and fluid position

As the only master’s program in the Netherlands dedicated to photography, we operate from the broadest possible definition of the medium. The documentary discourse and lens-based media theory are starting points for an unorthodox variety of cultural production. Students and faculty work in a wide range of contexts, including film, performance, writing, activism and curation.

Curriculum

At the core of the program is the student’s self-directed research and studio practice. A strong theoretical component, combined with mentoring from a faculty of renowned artists, guides students towards the development of process-based approach to artistic production. The qualities and problems specific to lens-based media are explored from within the conceptual realm.... [-]


Master of Arts in Photography

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Helsinki Espoo Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Welcome to the Master´s Programme in Photography at Aalto University! Our programme provides a high-level education and the studies enable the development of advanced professional competence, expressive skills and theoretical thinking. [+]

Welcome to the Master's Programme in Photography at Aalto University! In The School of Arts, Design and Architecture, theory meets practice. Our programme provides a high-level education, and the studies enable the development of advanced professional competence, expressive skills and theoretical thinking. A strong artistic vision and the ability to think conceptually are the key objectives of the programme. Students develop their artistic and professional skills throughout their own projects and practice. The University is located in the Helsinki metropolitan area. Our unit is the home of the Helsinki School and the Helsinki Photomedia international research conference.

Goal of education Content outcomes: The student strengthens his/her expression skills, artistic vision and vocational competence. The student gains a profound understanding of the field of photography and the ability to relate his/her activities to it. Graduates of the Master’s Programme in Photography understand the many different uses and special characteristics of photography and work with the medium in a professional manner. Skill outcomes: The student produces technically and conceptually high-quality photographic expression. The student can use different photography publication processes and platforms. The student is able to network nationally and internationally and present his/her competence to other actors in the field of photography and visual art. Academic skills: The student knows the basics of photography theory. He/she can write academic text and use information sources. He/she knows the trends and methods in photography research and, more broadly, in visual culture research and the related theoretical backgrounds. ... [-]

Master in Photography (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 1 more

MA Photography at Middlesex is a practice- and research-based programme that will challenge you to explore, question and evolve as a photographer. [+]

Why study MA Photography at Middlesex University?

At Middlesex, we take a highly practical approach to Photography that ensures that you spend the majority of your postgraduate study behind a camera, in a darkroom and experimenting with both new and traditional technology. Drawing on the expertise of a diverse range of professional photographers, guest lecturers, and technical advisers, you will enhance your knowledge and skills through a series of photographic projects using practice-led research and supportive written work.

Based on our University's £80 million Art and Design School, our course uses state-of-the-art resources to give you hands-on experience with industry-standard tools. With Apple Macintosh Pro workstations, A2 Epson printers, Hasselblad film scanners, studios, as well as a range of darkrooms including color, black and white, and digital, you'll have everything you need to push yourself to the frontier of your potential and take the next step towards a stimulating and successful career.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Art Photography

Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Syracuse

Our master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in art photography attracts students who have established a strong body of work and are committed to further their engagement with contemporary photographic practices. You work closely with our faculty along with distinguished scholars throughout Syracuse University to further your artistic research. [+]

Overview

Our master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree program in art photography attracts students who have established a strong body of work and are committed to further their engagement with contemporary photographic practices. You work closely with our faculty along with distinguished scholars throughout Syracuse University to further your artistic research.

As a program, we are not interested in promoting a single philosophy or aesthetic; rather, we select students who have begun to crystallize an original perspective. Our goal is to create artists with unique visual voices. Through an intensive study that includes tutorial and group critique along with courses in history, theory, and criticism, you benefit from an intense and passionate learning environment that emphasizes contemporary art and practice. In addition, most of our M.F.A. students have the opportunity to teach their own classes.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Imaging Arts - Photography

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Rochester

The master of a fine arts program in imaging arts emphasizes a broad interpretation of photography as a conceptual art form, with the intention of inspiring and nurturing the individuality of each student as a creative, productive person. [+]

The master of a fine arts program in imaging arts- Photography emphasizes a broad interpretation of photography as a conceptual art form, with the intention of inspiring and nurturing the individuality of each student as a creative, productive person. The program encourages graduate study in photography and related media as a means to personal, aesthetic, intellectual, and career development.The MFA curriculum provides a flexible pattern of study that is continually sensitive to the needs of each student, building upon the strengths each individual brings to the program. Successful completion of the program enables a student to seek careers in education, museum or gallery work, or as a self-employed professional.... [-]


MA Fashion Photography

University for the Creative Arts
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Rochester + 1 more

Behind every beautiful fashion shoot is a talented photographer. Be that photographer. As a student of MA Fashion Photography, you’ll build upon your existing fashion and photography knowledge to identify, develop and manage a Masters project. [+]

MA Fashion Photography

Behind every beautiful fashion shoot is a talented photographer. Be that photographer.

As a student of MA Fashion Photography, you’ll build upon your existing fashion and photography knowledge to identify, develop and manage a Masters project.

Throughout the course, you’ll have access to UCA’s state of the art photography and participate in a variety of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, with regular off-campus visits to shoots and exhibitions.

Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time

Starts: September 2017

Campus: UCA Rochester

Course overview

Our MA Fashion Photography course offers you the opportunity to develop your practical fashion photography skills whilst giving you a solid grounding in critical thinking and theory.... [-]


MA Photography

University for the Creative Arts
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Rochester + 1 more

Our MA Photography course approaches photography as an expanded visual discipline. You'll be encouraged to confidently produce complex and extended photographic projects and engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making. [+]

MA Photography

Our MA Photography course approaches photography as an expanded visual discipline. You'll be encouraged to confidently produce complex and extended photographic projects and engage with experimental and speculative approaches to making.

We offer a dynamic and exciting environment for studying the critical theory of photography, and this course engages with practices of reading and writing about the image. MA Photography 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.

Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time... [-]


MA in Imaging Art and Science

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time 1 year United Kingdom London

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology. MA students obtain their degree from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design [+]

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology.

The University of Westminster was the first institution in the UK to provide academic degrees in Photography, Imaging Science and Technology and has produced world leaders in the fields of Image Science, Imaging Technologies, Photographic Arts and Photographic Theory.

The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a cross-disciplinary programme built on our experience and proficiency in these fields, run in collaboration by Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design (MA) and the Faculty of Science and Technology (MSc). It provides cutting-edge education, supported by external links to creative and scientific industries.... [-]


Photographic Arts MA

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

The Photography Arts MA is a new revalidated course, which replaces the former Photographic Studies MA (1996-2016). The programme helps you develop your own distinct photographic practice and visual research, and is designed to enable you to advance and focus your photographic practice in making new work, supported by a positive educational environment where you can accumulate new knowledge and develop new critical thinking. Students are fully supported by our internationally renowned photography staff. [+]

The Photography Arts MA is a new revalidated course, which replaces the former Photographic Studies MA (1996-2016). The programme helps you develop your own distinct photographic practice and visual research, and is designed to enable you to advance and focus your photographic practice in making new work, supported by a positive educational environment where you can accumulate new knowledge and develop new critical thinking. Students are fully supported by our internationally renowned photography staff.

In an open-minded educational environment you will be able to explore the dynamic range of your photographic practice, engage in innovative thinking and cultivate new independent creative strategies for your practice. Situated in the dynamic Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, you will draw on extensive photographic facilities and a wealth of inter-disciplinary expertise in this world-famous centre for the practice and critical research of photography. ... [-]


MA in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years United Kingdom London

The course sees documentary practice as an expanding and developing medium. The course offers a unique combination of critical understanding for documentary photographers and photojournalists working in the field of contemporary media practice. It 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 course sees documentary practice as an expanding and developing medium. The course offers a unique combination of critical understanding for documentary photographers and photojournalists working in the field of contemporary media practice. It 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 course is especially useful for photographers, media professionals and graduates who wish to broaden and deepen their skills and knowledge in relation to a variety of documentary practices.

Course content ... [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in Photography

University of Arts in Poznań
Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Poznań

In the studios, there are realized topics related to photography as an autonomous expression referring to tradition as well as photography being a dialogue with other media: intermedia and computer photography. [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Photography

In the studios, there are realized topics related to photography as an autonomous expression referring to tradition as well as photography being a dialogue with other media: intermedia and computer photography. Students are also prepared to work in the advertising photography market. Practice completes lectures on the history of photography, photography techniques, contemporary photography and new media. Students have at their disposal: laboratory, darkrooms, flashlight studio, continuous light studio, a computer studio, and library.

Studio of Spatial Performance

Head: dr Mirosław BałkaAssistant: Karolina Kubik

The objective of the studio is to assess the status of the spaces around us and make an attempt at forming them in a creative manner. By defining our own place and exchanging views with the individuals who represent other places, the students establish zones of communication and can assess their interaction. The students perform both at the school itself and in city spaces. Their intention is to draw the attention of the public to the social and political issues that affect their environment. Objectives: the students will acquire the ability to undertake artistic quests, the scope of which will be subject to their unique preferences and skills. They will gain the ability to manage public space without detriment to their autonomous artistic environment. They will also learn not to be frightened by the spaces of others.... [-]


MA in Photography

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 semesters September 2018 United Kingdom Cheltenham + 1 more

This highly vocational postgraduate course is aimed at supporting and challenging your ideas, creativity and ambitions, in order to build and expand your portfolio. [+]

This highly vocational postgraduate course is aimed at supporting and challenging your ideas, creativity and ambitions, in order to build and expand your portfolio.

We welcome photographers from a wide range of backgrounds, as well as those who have studied photography at an undergraduate level. We are looking for passion and a commitment to exploring and questioning the medium of photography. We want you to produce high-quality work that will aid either your personal development or your career ambitions within the creative industries.

Our modules guide students towards recognising potential themes and exploring them using an extended range of approaches and techniques. In addition, an extensive range of workshops will cover such disciplines as high-level digital studio work, moving image and video editing, book production, black and white darkroom work and alternative process techniques.... [-]


Master of Arts/Master of Fine Arts in Photography & Image-making

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 France Paris

The MA/MFA in Photography and Image-Making focuses on new types of visual storytelling: still image, moving image, and multimedia, with a curriculum that emphasizes new media and transdisciplinary skill sets, and understands photography as a hybrid and emerging art form. [+]

In this program, students explore digital image-making through practice-based and process-oriented research. At the intersection of visual phenomena, new media, critical studies, and creative production, the program offers a unique blend of studio practice, and theoretical and art historical training. The MA/MFA in Photography and Image-Making focuses on new types of visual storytelling: still image, moving image, and multimedia, with a curriculum that emphasizes new media and transdisciplinary skill sets, and understands photography as a hybrid and emerging art form. The program explores digital image-making as a force, and it is designed as a practice-based and process-oriented program. Based on the intersection of visual phenomena, new media, critical studies, and creative production, the program offers a unique blend of studio practice, and theoretical and art historical training.... [-]