Research is central to the creative process and the development of your ideas. Designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the critical nature and scope of research, we will introduce you to a range of methods appropriate to a detailed study of photographic image making, within a contextual framework of contemporary arts practice and debate.
Photographic Context and Analysis
This module will introduce you to a rigorous and structured approach to writing critically about your own practice. You will build through a number of stages to enable the creation of written work that is informed, meaningful and relevant.
Designed to challenge your existing knowledge and experience of photographic image making, this module concentrates on the ways in which meaning can be shaped and communicated through photography. The module runs as a thirty-credit module in term one for full-time students, and as two fifteen-credit modules in terms one and two for part-time students.
This photographic production-centered module forms the preliminary investigation for the Major Project. You will be required to continue to develop your own practice within an environment of critical debate, by extending your photographic imaging skills, independent judgement, visual sensibility and aesthetic and technical self-sufficiency.
Designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop key professional presentation skills, this module has a particular emphasis on the way your work and ideas can be developed and promoted through a range of opportunities within the creative industries.
This final module runs over one term for full-time students, and over two terms for part-time students. It represents the resolution stage of your Photography MA; where you will demonstrate initiative, personal responsibility, complex decision-making, planning and implementation, the essential skills for employment, and for continuing professional and personal development.