While the photographic image remains fundamental to your study, the focus of this programme is social, cultural and political. To support your ongoing practice in photographic exhibition and scholarly research, the course includes seminars on cultural, media and philosophical theory, talks by visiting practitioners, group debates about different methodologies and workshops on photographic technique.
You will be encouraged to learn from, and collaborate with, experienced staff and your fellow students in order to develop your own creative style.
How You Study
The taught aspect of the course is structured around two 12-week terms comprised of workshops, lectures, seminars and group critiques, with an additional emphasis on self-directed study.
For the majority of the course, students will typically be expected to attend timetabled classes one day a week. Outside of that time, there will be further opportunities to attend tutorials, workshops, screenings, etc. In the final term, where you will be expected to focus on the development of your creative practice, tutorials and other contact time will be arranged to accommodate the complexities of producing a body of work for exhibition.
How You Are Assessed
There is continuous assessment throughout both full-time and part-time modes of study. The various modules will be assessed through production projects/portfolios/exhibitions, presentations, production research with critical evaluation and essays.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
First or upper second class honours degree in a media-related subject or equivalent experience in a related industry.
We welcome students from a multiplicity of backgrounds, meaning that these qualifications and professional experiences need not have been gained in the field of photography.
International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each element, or equivalent.
About the School
Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.