MA Photography (Visual Communication)
While studying the MA Photography, you’ll develop a proposal for a programme of sustained photographic practice that reflects your own area of interest.
Whatever your proposal, you’ll be encouraged to experiment and adopt an open, thoughtful approach to image-making.
Through our online study website, you’ll receive unlimited one-to-one tuition from tutors who are all experienced design professionals. This is also where you’ll discuss projects with your peers, and upload your work for assessment and feedback.
With IDI, you’ll develop an individual creative approach, and graduate with confidence in your aesthetic, design and commercial judgement.
There is a great deal of stimulating dialogue not only with other students but also with the tutors.The student peer group, being located in a virtual environment, is truly an international, if not a global student community.
I chose to study photography online with IDI because I wanted to be able to work from home, being able to bring in an income at the same time. I researched online courses where I would be able to start in third year to ‘top up’ my existing degree, and IDI outshone them all.
After reviewing providers and taking into account comments from current and past students, flexibility of learning, no requirement to attend classes certain weeks of the year and cost, IDI was miles ahead of the other potential providers.
Our online MA Photography is taught across six semesters, delivered over two years.
Each semester consists of twelve weeks of study followed by four weeks of assessment processes.
While studying, you’ll be expected to set aside a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for your directed activities. You should also consider additional time needed to read supporting materials, upload your work to the site, and for discussion with your tutors and peers in the forums.
What Will I Learn?
You will study a number of interdisciplinary modules alongside students from related art and design subject areas, while also specialising in your own discipline. You will be encouraged to approach each module from the point of view of your own individual practice, as well as developing skills in collaboration and an understanding of working in the Creative Industries within photography.
Am I Eligible?
We consider all applications on an individual basis and are open to assess non-standard qualifications. The first step is to complete an application form and we’ll send you an invite to access your own secure admissions area within the study site.
You’ll then be assigned an Admissions Advisor, who’ll guide you through the application process and answer any questions you might have.
For more information about what’s required for your application, see our handy admissions guide, or read up on our entry requirements here:
Course Fees and Discounts
£6,000 total payment
Studying for your MA online means you’ll save on all of the extra costs (such as travel and accommodation) that come with studying on-campus. We also have several payment options available to help you manage your course fees while studying with us: including various instalment options, discounts and loans: