Through the MA Photography, you will develop a professional base for your future career. The course is tailored to your individual interests and we invite you to share your aspirations with us at interview.
During the course, we support the development of student-initiated projects in which individuals can implement, research and extend their practical and intellectual skills across the spectrum of photography, digital imaging and video.
By the end of the course, you will have prepared a substantial portfolio of creative and written work and participated in a public exhibition and a publication.
At Masters level, the specialisms of tutors are an important factor. Sunderland’s academic team includes staff with world-class reputations whose research interests fall within the areas of landscape, documentary and diaristic photography, experimental and alternative photographic methods, and span a variety of themes, from representations of femininity, subcultures, curating and exhibiting art photography with a specialism in new photographic technologies and the networked image.
In addition, we operate the North East Photography Network (NEPN) which develops and promotes photography in the North East of England. We also have close links with major arts organisations such as the Arts Council, the Laing Art Gallery and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
Graduates from Sunderland have gone on to work throughout the creative industries and education. A Masters qualification not only opens doors in the workplace but also helps you progress more rapidly once your career is underway.
MA Photography Open Days
We are holding two Photography Open Days in 2017. Meet the staff and look around our facilities:
5 April 2017, 15:00 - 17:00 at Northern Centre of Photography
14 June 2017, 15:00 - 17:00 at Northern Centre of Photography
Staff and students talk about the experience and facilities designed for students from the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media: