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MA Photography overview

MA Photography provides an intensive environment for the advanced study of photographic practice. The course aims to stimulate and engender innovative approaches to individual practice, celebrating the authorial voice alongside the development of critically informed perspectives.

Study is practice-based and students are encouraged to develop a deep understanding of appropriate professional and commercial contexts for their work. NUA has gained a strong reputation in the field of advertising, fashion and editorial photography and is strongly linked to industry and professional bodies including the Association of Photographers.

Taught components will consider a range of contextual and theoretical aspects of photography including collaboration, aesthetic/anti aesthetic, technological determinism and the impact of emerging technologies. A series of seminars and workshops will encourage you to explore the complex relationship between individual approaches to practice and client-led work.

With access to outstanding studios and digital darkrooms, you will be encouraged to develop a strong individual voice within your visual practice, and to explore the possibilities for moving image within the context of contemporary photography. In addition, you will have further opportunity to engage with industry professionals through a professional mentoring scheme.

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Jeanette Bolton Martin Norwich University of the Arts MA Photography student and blogger


“As an MA student, there’s a focus on students being able to follow their own path to develop their practice.”

Jeanette Bolton-Martin, Norfolk
MA Photography. Read Jeanette’s blog, a day in the life of an MA student →

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Postgraduate Applications

Applications to all postgraduate courses should be made directly to the Norwich University of the Arts using an MA Application Form. Find more about entry requirements for postgraduate courses.

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“The MA structure and the tight-knit community here has encouraged me to consider the ways in which my practice can be innovative in the broader context of the industry.”

Emily Jane Morgan
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