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Photography MA: Entry requirements

What you need to apply for this course

  • The course is aimed at a range of photography practitioners.
  • Students are admitted through formal university application and interview (with a portfolio of work).

Please see our Portfolio Preparation short course for help with your portfolio.

The minimum entry qualifications for the field are:

  • a BA(Hons) degree (or its equivalent) in a related or appropriate subject. However, each application is considered on its own merits and therefore previous experience and qualifications may be taken into account.

Typical entry qualifications set for entrants to the field:

  • at least a 2.2 or preferably a 2.1. BA(Hons) degree (or its equivalent) in a related or appropriate subject. Each application is considered on its own merits and all candidates are interviewed.
  • International and mature students with relevant experiences, interest, motivation and commitment are welcomed.

Personal Statement

In your personal statement please provide information about yourself and why you want to join the course (between 300-500 words) including:

  • What are you doing at the moment educationally, professionally, personally?
  • Why you wish to study on this course?
  • What is your relevant experience?
  • Do you have any relevant skills?
  • Why you think you are a suitable candidate for acceptance?

Indicative Project Proposal

Candidates are also required to submit a project proposal about how they intend to use the 17-month course to develop a significant body of photographic work. Your project proposal should be between 300- 500 words (1 page maximum) and indicate your intended practice project and how the MA is going to further your understanding of photographic practice within a fine art and contemporary photographic context.

Please outline your specific project/area of research, its relevance within contemporary photographic practice, the contextual field (other artists/photographers relevant to your area of research) and its importance to you.

Briefly describe the project that you are interested in undertaking and developing.

This should include aims, objectives and rationale and include:

  • Personal relevance to the project proposed
  • Your proposed approach and working methods
  • Relevant theoretical texts and positions
  • Reference to artists and photographers relevant to the project
  • Any interdisciplinary aspects to the project if appropriate.

We can only fully consider your application if you provide all of the information above.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Contact our admissions team

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020 3308 9930*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Kingston School of Art, Knights Park

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Contact our admissions team

Submit an enquiry

020 3308 9930*

*Calls cost 7p per minute from a UK landline plus your phone company's access charge. Calls to this number from mobiles are normally deductible from your inclusive minutes.

Location

This course is taught at Kingston School of Art, Knights Park

View Kingston School of Art, Knights Park on our Google Maps
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