MA Contemporary Photography: Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins

The MA Contemporary Photography: Practices and Philosophies course at Central Saint Martins allows students to locate their own practice within the varied field of photography.


School: Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL)
Course: MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies
Location: London, United Kingdom
Course dates: starts September 2023, with a duration of two years (extended full-time)
Application deadline: 5 April 2023

MA Contemporary Photography; Philosophies and Practices is not committed to one notion of what photography is. Instead, it aims to provide you with the tools to locate your own practice within a broad range of contemporary art forms.

You will nurture your practice by working with reference to a number of disciplines including performance, installation, new media, fashion and site-specific work.

You will explore the philosophy of the visual image as a melting pot of political, aesthetic and social concepts. Situating photography at the core of contemporary visual art, the course integrates theory and practice.

You will research photography as a universal language of contemporary cultures. These encompass the arts, the sciences and the construction of personal identities.

The course will provide you with the tools to work in fields related to artistic production and the creative industries.

The course aims to overcome the distinction between theory and practice and to offer an experience of deep integration of making and thinking.

New media and post-internet approaches are emphasised as the language of contemporary art practice. Core activities of the course are the making, presentation and contextualisation of your work.

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Top image: MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies student project by Ziyan Liu.

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