|MFA Photographic Arts||BA (Hons) Architecture|
|Award||Master of Fine Art - MFA||Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)|
|Duration||2 years||3 years|
|Provider||School of Art, Design and Architecture||School of Art, Design and Architecture|
UK / EU
For an MA progressing to an MFA, you will normally need a 2:1 degree or above in photography or a relevant subject. Appropriate professional experience or prior experiential learning will also be assessed on an individual basis. If you have an honours degree in other disciplines, you are welcome to apply with proposals that demonstrate an innovative approach to the use of your practice, in a critical context, within the field of your own specialism in relation to photography.
You will be required to attend an interview, bringing a portfolio of work. This could cover evidence from a broad range of experience, including photographic projects, curatorial projects, or a collection of examples of the practice of writing. You will also need to write a 500-1,000 word MA project proposal to accompany your application form.
Accredited Prior Learning (APL) will not normally be considered as the MA programme is designed as a coherent whole.
If you are an overseas applicant you will be required to attend an interview with a portfolio – a Skype interview and electronic portfolio are possible.
You can check the compatibility of your qualifications with the UK equivalent through NARIC, who provide an advisory service.
If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is normally 6.5.
For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualification and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office.
18 Unit BTEC National
Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
BTEC National Diploma
Access courses: Pass a named Access
to HE Diploma (e.g. Preferably Art and Design or Combined), (including GCSE
English and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalent) with at least 30 credits at
distinction, plus submit digital portfolio.
Equivalent qualifications may be considered.
You will be required to submit a digital portfolio showing sufficient competence in arts/design. Get some advice on how to create and submit your portfolio.
For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.