Online Masters Degree in Photography


Program Description

An online course with optional face-to-face workshops.

Early bird discount up to £1,000.


MA Photography

The MA in Photography is structured to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to fully engage with the technological and social evolution of the medium, and to succeed within the competitive and complex creative industries.

Throughout the course you will be encouraged to discover your individual specialism and realise the potential of your own ideas and practice. This will enable you to make significant contributions within a range of professional contexts.

By bringing together talented international practitioners with the drive to succeed, innovate and lead, the course allows for a dynamic cross pollination of approaches within the field, and the exploration of critical perspectives.

On successful completion, you will have an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification, and a selection of sophisticated projects of a publishable standard to use as the foundation for the next stage in your career.

Level: 7
Duration: 2 years
Mode of study: Flexible learning

Who is this course for?

The aim of this course is to enhance the creative, critical and professional skills of practitioners who are at an early stage in their careers, as well as to give those who have already established themselves within the professional arena an opportunity to interrogate their practice and deepen the quality and sophistication of their creative output.

It is designed to accommodate a broad range of practitioners, from those who use photography to question the world around them to those whose practice interrogates the medium itself. Typical applicants may be working as photojournalists, critics in photography, curators, freelancers, or business or studio owners.

Course content

You will need to complete four 30-credit modules and one 60-credit project (180 credits in total).

• Positions and practice 30 credits

• Informing contexts 30 credits

• Surfaces and strategies 30 credits

• Sustainable prospects 30 credits

• Final major project 60 credits


• Coursework assessment with no formal examinations

• Projects, individual reports and live online presentations

How you study

You may choose to:

• Study entirely online without attending any face-to-face workshops

• Study online and attend optional residential workshops, held biannually at various locations such as the UK, USA, Asia or the Middle East.

A typical workshop will start on Friday and end on Monday. Workshops are organised to coincide with major festivals and events. Falmouth will aim to provide information regarding these residential opportunities around 4 months in advance so that you have plenty of time to arrange attendance. Attendance is strongly encouraged although not compulsory.

MA Photography

Learning activities

There will be guided learning activities consisting of:

• Concise online presentations to introduce key concepts

• Small group and class discussions and crits to facilitate interaction and dialogue

• Online critiques to test assumptions, ideas and to receive feedback from peers and tutors

• Individual and group tutorials throughout the course

• Independent study

• Self-evaluation and peer feedback

Financing your studies

You can take advantage of:

• Falmouth Flexible Bursaries

• Alumni discount (15% to Falmouth alumni)

• Early Bird Discount if you apply before specified deadlines

For more information about bursaries and other financial assistance, please call us on +44 (0)1223 447713

How to apply

• For full details of how to apply please visit our website

• Submit a copy of your first degree certificate or Level 6 equivalent qualification and your IELTS/TOEFL certificate if English is not your first language

• Submit a description of your experience, motivations for studying the course, how you believe it will develop your career and aspirations

• Submit a project proposal which will outline the areas of interest and research objectives that you intend to explore and pursue during the course.

All applications are considered on an individual basis. Invitations for online interviews may be made on an evaluation of your application.

Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Please contact us for FREE advice.

Call 0800 5999123 or +44 (0)1223 447713

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Established in 1902, we’ve previously been the Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth College of Art and Design and the University College Falmouth.

Established in 1902, we’ve previously been the Falmouth School of Art, Falmouth College of Art and Design and the University College Falmouth. Read less