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					                                   “I	couldn’t	do	what	I’m	

                                    doing	now	without	my	
                                    Masters	course.”

                “I	really	enjoyed	doing	my	degree	in	classical,	piano	and	music	
                  technology	in	Ireland,	but	I	always	wanted	to	go	into	the	music	business	
                  side	of	things,	so	I	came	to	London	to	do	the	Music	Business	Management	
                  MA	at	Westminster.	The	course,	and	the	connections	it	has	with	the	music	
                  industry,	were	what	drew	me	to	the	University,	and	London	is	clearly	the	
                  place	to	be	to	get	involved	in	the	music	industry	–	a	lot	of	the	teaching	
                  staff	have	an	industry	background.
                	 	 The	course	was	very	well-rounded,	it	prepared	you	for	going	into	
                  the	entertainment	industry,	not	just	into	music.	On	a	weekly	basis	I	was	
                  meeting	the	movers	and	shakers	in	the	music	industry,	and	being	able	to	
                  network	with	them,	which	was	really	crucial	–	it	led	to	my	original	job	
                  here	at	Disney.
                	 	 I	had	a	lot	of	straightforward	music	knowledge	from	my	undergraduate	
                  studies,	and	my	Masters	gave	me	the	business	skills	I	needed	to	be	in	
                  project	management,	married	with	the	creative	element	as	well.	So	things	
                  like	financial	accounting,	law	and	looking	at	marketing	in	much	greater	
                  detail	have	been	really	beneficial,	and	I	use	them	in	my	job	every	day.		
                  I	couldn’t	do	what	I’m	doing	now	without	my	Masters	course.”
                 albert HoGan,	IRELAnD
                 MUSIC	BUSInESS	MAnAGEMEnT	MA


                                                                                                                 CREATIVE ARTS
The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) is Westminster’s internationally
reputed research group in the creative arts. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise CREAM was ranked
as London’s top art and design research department, with 100 per cent of our research internationally
recognised, and 75 per cent rated as excellent or world leading.
   The Centre ranges across the disciplines of photography, film, digital media, ceramics, visual arts and
music. Our researchers are internationally recognised for their work in a variety of subjects areas, including
art criticism, ceramic history and installation, documentary and experimental film, music composition, new
media arts, photographic history, theory and practice, and sculptural and architectural installation. We
have won numerous awards from research councils, foundations, and industry.
   There are currently around 35 researchers and 30 doctoral students based at the Centre. Among
them are editors of five leading arts and scholarly journals, including Art Monthly, and our researchers
have exhibited and curated work at a variety of national and international venues including Tate Modern,
Tate Britain and the V&A. CREAM has an international and multicultural profile and (together with our
colleagues in Westminster’s top-rated media research centre CAMRI) has established an Africa Media
Centre and an India Media Centre.
   CREAM focuses on cross-disciplinary research that shapes debates about practice, and many of our
doctoral students are doing their PhD by practice. We are a pioneer of practice-based moving image
PhDs in the UK, and a founder member of the international AVPhD network. CREAM offers excellent
academic and pastoral support for its talented international cohort of students. Supported by the active
contribution of our lively community of artists and researchers, the doctoral programme in CREAM is at
the cutting edge of theory and practice based research. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD with
CREAM, contact Dr Tom Corby (E:

For more information about Creative Arts courses, visit the School of Media, Arts and
Design website at

                  Art and Media Practice MA

                  This innovative project-based course focuses on new fusions of art           Length of course
                  practice. It encourages you to develop your creative work across             One-year,	full-time;	normally		
                  a broad spectrum of art and media practices within the context of            two-year,	part-time,	but	up	to		
                  contemporary critical debates.                                               five	years
                     Responding to demand for practice-based opportunities, the course
                  has built on the diversity of our creative and critical expertise in         Location
                  combinations of three key areas:                                             Harrow
                    • time-based work, including film, video, animation, sound and             Fees and funding
                         performance, interactive digital media, CD-ROM, websites and          See
                         interactive installation
                    • art in the public domain (whether physical, virtual, or social),         Associated careers
                         which explores sustainability and environment, fusions between        Animator,	camera	person,	
                         traditional and new technologies, and socially engaged and            editor,	freelance	artist	or	media	
                         situated practices                                                    practitioner,	lecturer,	researcher,	
                    • working across two, three and four dimensions, in areas                  teacher,	web	or	graphic		
                         including painting, digital imaging, design photography,              designer,	or	other	work	in		
                         installation, ceramics, sculpture and moving image.                   the	cultural	industries.	

                  Course content                                                               Entry requirements
                  Your project forms the centre of your studies, and you devise and            You	will	need	a	good	first	degree	
                  develop it supported by research-active supervisors from the School          or	equivalent,	or	a	substantial	body	
                  of Media, Arts and Design, visiting speakers, technical facility             of	personal	work.	You	are	assessed	
                  centres, seminars, presentations and tutorials. You will learn to            on	your	portfolio	of	work	(digital	or	
                  develop a professional-quality project that proceeds from research           physical)	and	project	proposal,	and	
                  and experimentation to public manifestation. Your individual skills          interviewed	in	person	or	by	phone.	
                  will be enhanced by an excellent supporting programme of technical           You	should	have	an	understanding	
                  workshops. You will need to be highly self-motivated, and undertake          of	critical	issues	in	art	or	media	
                  individual research from the start. The core elements of the course are:     debates	and	be	able	to	contribute	
                                                                                               to	discussions	and	written	work	in	
                  Project 1 (40 credits) and Project 2 (60 credits) – experimentation
                                                                                               English	at	an	appropriate	level	(an	
                  and development of a creative project, followed by its completion
                                                                                               IELTS	score	of	6.5	or	equivalent).
                  and siting in the public domain with all the support described above
                  as well as the following:
                  Research Methods (20 credits) – introduction to a wide range
                  of research processes suitable for practice-based projects, from
                  standard referencing and web search to action research and
                  visual experimentation.
                  Thinking Practices (20 credits) – a forum for ideas and debates that
                  inform art and media practices, using blogging, group discussions
                  and presentations. See blog, at
                  Critical Review (20 credits) – an opportunity to develop a self-reflective
                  perspective, from the analytical to the poetic, through the development
                  of critical writing focused on the personal project.
                  Option Module (20 credits) – chosen from a wide variety of courses in
                  the University, providing it is at MA level.
                  Related courses
                  Design for Communication MA • Photographic Studies MA

Design for Communication MA

                                                                                                                    	ART	AnD	DESIGn
This course reflects the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary        Length of course
communication, bringing together key subject disciplines in visual       One-year,	full-time
communication including graphic design, animation, digital media
and illustration. Taught by practising designers, and with input from    Location
industry professionals, the course aims to help you develop analytical   Harrow
skills and generate conceptual thinking that will prepare you for        Fees and funding
high-level professional practice.                                        See
  There is a broad scope of activities on the course, from traditional
graphic skills to future communication delivery methods. It is an        Associated careers
ambitious programme for students who want to realise their creative      Graduates	from	this	course	will	
potential and self-reliance, working as freelance or small business      be	well	placed	to	work	across	all	
operators in the challenging and changing world of the creative          sectors	of	the	design	and	visual	
communication industries.                                                communications	industries.	You	
                                                                         will	have	the	knowledge	and	
Course content                                                           background	to	consider	setting	up	
This is an industry-focused course. It encompasses issues central to     your	own	design	company,	or	to	
contemporary design practice such as design authorship and social        work	on	a	freelance	basis	within	
engagement, through a process of analysis, experimentation, and the      this	lively	and	expanding	sector,	
practical testing and implementation of creative ideas. It also offers   building	on	your	expertise	and	
strong links to new media industries, working in collaboration with      potential	to	be	influential	within		
them and using their advice and expertise in the ongoing development     the	visual	communication	industry.
of the programme.
                                                                         Entry requirements
Core modules: Business for Design • Critical Debates in Design
                                                                         You	should	normally	have	a	good	
• Design Project A • Design Project B • Design Research Methods
                                                                         first	degree	or	a	professional	
• Major Project/Exhibition
                                                                         qualification	in	an	area	of	art,	
Related courses                                                          design	or	visual	media.	Students	
Art and Media Practice MA                                                with	other	first	degrees	will	be	
                                                                         considered,	but	will	be	required	to	
                                                                         show	evidence	that	they	possess	
                                                                         some	knowledge	of,	and	a	practice	
                                                                         in	visual	art	or	design.	Home	
                                                                         applicants	will	be	asked	to	attend	
                                                                         an	interview	with	the	course	team.	
                                                                         Overseas	students	will	be	asked	
                                                                         to	submit	a	portfolio	either	by	post	
                                                                         or	electronically.	It	is	essential	that	
                                                                         applicants	have	a	good	command	
                                                                         of	spoken	and	written	English	
                                                                         language	(an	IELTS	score	of	6.5		
                                                                         or	equivalent).

           Fashion Business Management MA

           The course aims to provide the strategic decision-making, leadership          Length of Course
           and problem-solving skills required for entrepreneurial and visionary         One-year,	full-time
           retail leaders of the future. It is firmly in the University’s tradition of
           fashion in its commitment to excellence in developing highly effective,       Location
           talented and committed professional fashion graduates.                        Harrow	and	central		
              Working closely with fashion industry professionals, fashion               London	(Cavendish)
           organisations and industry role models and mentors, you will receive          Fees and funding
           a relevant, well-grounded, high-quality education and skill base.             See
           This will enable you to have a wider, clearer and more relevant
           understanding of the business you are already involved in. The course         Associated careers
           offers inside knowledge of industry strategies and cultures on a              The	course	is	designed	to	attract	
           global basis, combined with a strong underpinning of key business             applicants	with	a	recognised	
           skills and essential fashion industry management knowledge.                   design,	retail	management	
                                                                                         or	distribution/manufacturing	
           Course content                                                                background.	With	guidance	from	
           This course equips you for a business management career in the                the	academics	and	professionals	
           domestic or international fashion industry. Delivered by a teaching           in	this	field,	graduates	may	enter	
           team with a wide range of experience both in industry and academia,           senior	management	positions	and	
           the course offers an innovative and relevant fashion business                 move	up	the	career	ladder.
           curriculum that focuses on preparing your entry into senior roles in
           business and management within the industry.                                  Entry requirements
                                                                                         Entry	to	the	course	is	based	on	a	
           Core modules: Finance • Leadership • Managing Change
                                                                                         combination	of	formal	qualifications	
           • Marketing • Strategy • Supply Chain Management and Sourcing
                                                                                         and	significant	industry	experience.	
           The Major Business Project completes the course, providing you with           You	should	have	a	First	or	Upper	
           the opportunity to present original research.                                 Second	in	your	first	degree	in	any	
                                                                                         subject,	as	well	as	a	minimum	of	
                                                                                         two	years’	working	experience	
                                                                                         in	the	fashion	industry	after	
                                                                                         graduation,	although	three	years’	
                                                                                         experience	is	preferred.

Directing for Film and Television MA

This intensive course is devised, mentored and taught by experienced       Length of Course
practising film and television directors, industry professionals and       One-year,	full-time	or	two-year,		
academics. It is intended for innovative and talented emerging             part-time,	starting	January	
directors who are seeking to explore and develop an individual
approach and the necessary skills to direct film and TV. The course        Location
enables you to study with other emerging and experienced directors,        Harrow
within a supportive, critical and creatively challenging environment.      Fees and funding
Course content                                                             See
The course is all about directing. You learn by undertaking practical      Associated careers
modules, through exercises and directorial challenges, shot on Mini        You	will	develop	a	thorough	
DV with professional actors, and you are mentored by experienced,          knowledge	of	the	concepts	of	
practising directors and other industry practitioners. These video         directing	and	develop	your	own	
workshops are deconstructed and reviewed through staff and fellow          contacts	within	the	industry.	These	
student feedback. Teaching and learning also takes place through           elements	lay	the	foundations	
practical workshops, lectures, seminars, master classes and group or       for	future	professional	practice,	
individual tutorials.                                                      equipping	you	to	launch	or	continue	
Each student directs a 10-12 minute Major Project short film over the      your	career	as	a	director	in	film	and	
summer on a film or digital format determined by content and budget.       TV.	The	research	skills,	the	process	
Students receive seed funding for their Major Project, but the budget is   of	developing,	software	skills,	as	
primarily from individual financing.                                       well	as	the	teamwork	skills	can	all	
The two theory modules are provided by academics with considerable         be	applied	to	other	professional	
teaching and research expertise from Westminster’s internationally         roles	within	the	industry.
acclaimed and long-established Film and Television: Theory, Culture        Entry requirements
and Industry MA; the two theory modules are chosen from this course.       Applications	will	be	considered	
Core modules: Developing Material • Major Project • Performance,           from	film	graduates	with	one	year’s	
Mise En Scene and Storytelling • Theory Module 1 and 2                     industry	experience,	or	placement	
                                                                           study	from	UK,	EU	or	overseas,	
Related courses                                                            while	recent	film	graduates	without	
Film and Television: Theory, Culture and Industry MA                       experience	will	be	considered	on	
• Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television MA                   merit.	Film-related	graduates	who	
                                                                           can	demonstrate	innovation	in	
                                                                           their	approach	to	storytelling	and	
                                                                           screen	narrative,	and	candidates	
                                                                           from	other	backgrounds	(such	as	
                                                                           fine	art)	who	have	been	working	
                                                                           with	the	moving	image	can	
                                                                           also	apply.	Candidates	whose	
                                                                           professional	experience	may	be	
                                                                           credited	as	equivalent	to	the	above	
                                                                           qualifications	through	the	University’s	
                                                                           APEL	systems	will	be	considered	on	
                                                                           a	case-by-case	basis.

       Film and Television: Theory, Culture and Industry MA

       This is the longest-running postgraduate course in the country in           Length of course
       the study of film and television, and it retains its strong reputation      One-year,	full-time	or	two		
       within the film sector. In addition to theoretical, cultural and critical   to	five	years,	part-time
       dimensions, the course offers an overview of the international film
       industry – both historic and contemporary. It investigates production,      Location
       distribution, exhibition and marketing, from mainstream commercial          Harrow	and	central	London	(Regent)
       productions to alternative, experimental and independent film, video        Fees and funding
       and digital work.                                                           See
          Past and present students are employed in the film and TV sectors,
       as small-scale producers and film and video makers, or working              Associated careers
       for larger organisations and TV companies as script consultants,            Graduates	have	found	employment	
       programmers, executives and film educators. Students have taken             in	small-	and	large-scale	film	and	
       the course to develop and expand their teaching careers, and several        television	companies,	as	producers,	
       have progressed to doctoral studies in the UK and abroad.                   researchers,	distributors,	exhibitors	
                                                                                   and	in	organising	film	festivals,	
       Course content                                                              on	film-related	magazines	and	
       The course is built on a series of taught modules, each requiring           journals,	in	all	levels	of	film	and	
       written research essays or projects for assessment, and all students        TV	education,	and	as	academic	
       embark upon a 10,000-word research thesis in an area of their               researchers	and	doctoral	students.
       specialist interest to complete their studies. This is an option-based
       course offering students the opportunity to choose from the range of        Entry requirements
       modules from three pathways – culture, industry and theory – though         You	should	possess,	or	be	
       you are not required to follow any particular pathway in the choice of      expecting,	a	good	undergraduate	
       modules you make.                                                           degree	or,	exceptionally,	previous	
                                                                                   relevant	experience.	You	will	need	
       Full-time students                                                          fluent	written	and	spoken	English	to	
       You will take six taught modules, three in Semester 1 and three in          study	at	postgraduate	level.	If	your	
       Semester 2, from some of the following:                                     first	language	is	not	English,	you	
       Culture – European Cinema since 1945 • Issues in British Film               will	need	an	IELTS	score	of	6.5		
       Culture • Television Drama • Television Comedy                              or	equivalent.
       Industry – Cinema: Distribution and Exhibition • Experimental Film,
       Distribution and Exhibition • The Hollywood Studio System • The
       World Film Business
       Theory – Authorship, Genre and Realism • Documentary Film:
       Issues and Progressions • Experimental Film Theory and Practice
       • Structuralism and Psychoanalysis
       All students have a free choice from among the modules on offer in
       each semester. Not all of these modules are liable to be on offer in
       any one year but you will have plenty of modules to choose from.
       The Research Thesis Module (10-12,000 words) consists of some
       preparatory sessions in Semesters 1 and 2, and is completed of it
       during the summer period.
       Part-time students
       You have from two to five years to complete the degree. You must
       complete six taught modules and can take one module at a time from
       those on offer, or ‘double up’ and complete your studies more rapidly.
       Some modules will be on offer in the evenings at Regent Campus, for
       greater convenience to part-time students, while other modules will be
       available during the day at the Harrow Campus. No taught module is
       compulsory; the only core (compulsory) module for you to take is the
       final Research Thesis module, which you research, write and complete
       after you have completed the taught modules. You have two semesters
       to complete the Research Thesis module.
       Related courses
       Directing in Film and Television MA • Screenwriting and Producing for
       Film and Television MA

Screenwriting and Producing for Film and Television MA

This course builds on the University’s highly prestigious Film and TV       Length of course
Production BA Honours that has produced generations of industry             One-year,	full-time	or		
professionals. The ethos of the course is to shorten the odds of getting    two-year,	part-time
your films made and distributed. All our staff are active film makers,
including Oscar winners, and our visiting lecturers are made up of          Location
the best and most successful in the business, such as Tim Bevan, David      Harrow
Parfitt, and Bruce Robinson.                                                Fees and funding
   This is a course designed for those with talent and commitment           See
– those determined to make the most of their abilities – whether as         Bursaries	are	available	to		
screenwriters, producers, script editors, directors or agents.              successful	EU	applicants
Course content                                                              Associated careers
Pitching, treatments, step outlines, short scripts, feature film scripts,   Creative	producers,	screenwriters,	
collaborative story development, production folders, slate building         directors,	script	editors;	the	course	
strategy: our course insists that you park your student identity at the     is	appropriate	for	anyone	intending	
door. Once you start, you’re a professional and enjoying opportunities      to	tell	stories	in	the	medium	of	film	
that many independents would kill to get. We develop work in small          and	TV.
groups and pitch direct to UK and US production companies and
agents. We learn through practice and illustration (watching movies,        Entry requirements
analysing scripts, rewriting ‘successful’ screenplays) and never indulge    You	should	have	a	good	first	
in theory for its own sake.                                                 degree,	a	relevant	professional	
                                                                            qualification,	or	substantial	
Core modules: Art and Screenplay Writing • Contemporary
                                                                            screenwriting,	drama,	creative	
Production Practice • Major Project Research • Major Project
                                                                            writing,	script-editing	or	production	
Development • Major Project Completion • Narrative Forms
                                                                            experience.	You	will	normally	be	
• Script Editing • Specialist Skills in Screenwriting
                                                                            interviewed,	submitting	a	portfolio	
The course starts in January with a 13-week semester. Self-directed         of	relevant	work.	Collaborative	
work follows during the summer, and then a further 13-week semester         applications	will	be	encouraged	
dominated by aggressive rewriting. For the part-time course, there will     where,	for	example,	a	prospective	
be a progression from taught modules incorporating small assignments        screenwriter	and	producer	wish	to	
in the first year, towards the major projects (feature film scripting       apply	and	work	together	on	joint	
and development) in the second. You will develop work in small              projects.	In	this	instance,	jointly	
collaborative groups, and pitch directly to production companies.           produced	material	may	also	be	
Partnerships between writers and producers on major projects are            considered	as	part	of	the	portfolio,	
actively encouraged.                                                        although	you	will	be	individually	
Related courses                                                             assessed	at	the	interview.
Directing for Film and Television MA • Film and Television: Theory,
Culture and Industry MA

        Audio Production MA

        This well-established Masters is the world-leading course in audio       Length of Course
        production, highly regarded both nationally and internationally.         One-year,	full-time	or		
        It is accredited by the leading industry bodies, including APRS,         two-year,	part-time
        and is the JAMES National Regional Centre – London, an Apple-
        accredited training centre and a Skillset Media Academy. Designed        Location
        to meet and exceed professional standards, Audio Production MA           Harrow
        students can reach the highest level in the creative use of audio,       Fees and funding
        exploring how creative ideas and new technologies can be                 See
        combined, enhanced and redefined.
            This innovative course develops your creative abilities in           Associated careers
        audio across music production, sound design, radio, TV, film             Audio	and	audiovisual	producer,	
        and multimedia, all supported by a robust understanding of the           sound	designer,	composer,	sound	
        technologies involved. The course allows you to explore and expand       engineer,	programmer,	location	
        as a creative artist while achieving control and experience of           recordist,	Foley	artist,	audio	
        professional audio environment. As the major media education site        and	audiovisual	post	production	
        in Europe, the University’s Harrow Campus includes 13 professional       specialist,	ADR,	radio	production,	
        recording studios (three surround studios), a new teaching recording     interactive	design	teams,	education.	
        studio, Music Lab and an array of TV, post-production, radio, film and   Entry requirements
        multimedia facilities built and equipped to the highest standards.       You	will	need	to	have	a	portfolio	
        Course content                                                           of	audio	and/or	audiovisual	
        Applied Innovation and Interactive Design introduces you to              production	works,	which	
        associated programming packages for multimedia applications, and         demonstrates	your	ability	to	work		
        explores innovative sound design techniques for a range of interactive   in	audio	at	a	high	level.	You		
        media platforms including web applications, computer games and           should	be	able	to	discuss	how		
        small apps.                                                              the	course	enables	you	to	build	
                                                                                 towards	a	new	area	of	creative	
        Audio Visual Production and Cultural Theory (Semester One and
                                                                                 activity	and	employment.	A	good	
        Two) focuses on the creative applications of technology, theories
                                                                                 first	degree	is	desirable,	although	
        and professional production practices. It develops into a study brief
                                                                                 applicants	with	strong	portfolio	and	
        incorporating the construction of a radio drama, radio programme,
                                                                                 professional	industry	experience		
        film trailer assembly and surround mix, and a substantial piece of
                                                                                 will	be	considered.
        sound-to-picture work, including location recording, music and audio
        post for film and broadcast media.
        Entrepreneurship and Finance for Creative Industries is a shared
        module with students on the Music Business Management MA course.
        It gives you the opportunity to develop team practice while acquiring
        theoretical and practical knowledge of media economics, financial
        management, and entrepreneurship in the creative industries.
        Music Production and Cultural Theory (Semester One and Two)
        develops your professional practice through in-depth understanding
        of both practical and theoretical aspects of music recording and
        production processes, including mixing, remixing and mastering in
        stereo and surround.
        Programming and Audio Design for Animation offers a detailed
        approach to the digital manipulation of audio data, location recording
        and Foley, creation of sound and synth libraries, and sound design for
        animation, enabling you to produce work to industry standards.
        The Masters stage:
        This is your opportunity to negotiate a large-scale, self-determined,
        original and inventive project, based upon several areas explored
        in the taught stage of the course.
        Related courses
        Music Business Management MA

Music Business Management MA

This course is recognised as a world leader in music business              Length of course
management education, preparing students to become the next                One-year,	full-time	or		
generation of music industry leaders and music entrepreneurs.              two-year,	part-time
All teaching staff on the course are currently working in the music
industry, and every week there are a number of high-level industry         Location
guests. The course is intense and the students are expected to be          Central	London	(Marylebone)
self-motivated and open minded.                                            Fees and funding
Course content                                                             See
Working with music industry leaders and organisations, the course          Associated careers
has developed a unique curriculum that combines a strong                   Graduates	have	gone	on	to		
underpinning of key business skills (finance, leadership, organisational   work	in	a	wide	variety	of	creative	
management, marketing and entrepreneurialism), with essential music        industries,	from	mobile	marketing	
industry management knowledge (strategic innovation and technology,        through	to	the	Arts	Council.	Many	
intellectual property and copyright, and international perspective,        of	our	graduates	are	working	in	
with a focus on the live industry and digital content exploitation).       the	music	industry,	from	Universal	
Teaching is mainly through lectures and group work, and you will be        Music	Group	to	iTunes	and	Spotify.	
assessed via a combination of course work, individual assignments,         Our	international	students	are	
group projects, and mid-term tests. In each module there is a minimum      working	around	the	globe	in	music	
of two assignments. The final project is a report of a minimum of          companies,	including	EMI	Holland	
12,000 words.                                                              and	PIAS	European	office,	and	
Core modules: Intellectual Property and Copyright Management               MTV	Brazil.
• Issues and Challenges in the Creative Industries • Leadership and        Entry requirements
Organisational Management • Live music management • Music                  Applications	are	considered	on	
Business Finance • Music Business Management Project • Music               the	basis	of	either	a	combination	
Marketing Management – The History of the Music Industry                   of	formal	qualifications	and	
                                                                           experience,	or	significant	industry	
Related courses                                                            experience.	Applicants	should	be	
Audio Production MA • Fashion Business Management MA                       able	to	demonstrate	experience	
                                                                           working	in	the	music	industry,	
                                                                           an	aptitude	for	music	business	
                                                                           management	and	an	enthusiasm		
                                                                           for	learning	more	about	music		
                                                                           and	related	industries.	Applicants	
                                                                           should	have	a	minimum	of		
                                                                           an	Upper	Second	Class	
                                                                           undergraduate	degree.

              Photographic Studies MA

              This highly successful photography course offers a dynamic              Length of Course
              environment for critical theory and practice of photography at          One-year,	full-time	or		
              Masters level. You will develop a high level of expertise and           two-year,	part-time	(optional		
              scholarship in writing, thinking and visual practice. The course        three-	to	five-year	routes)	
              explores relationships between visual practice and photographic
              theory, and offers a flexible scheme for combining these components.    Location
              You will engage with thinking about photography as a general social     Harrow
              and historical phenomenon across art, popular culture and the mass      Fees and funding
              media, as well as the social, ethical and critical issues involved in   See
              photographic representation.
                                                                                      Associated careers
              Course content                                                          Graduates	from	the	course	go	on	
              Throughout the course you will work on projects designed to             to	a	wide	range	of	careers	in	the	
              develop and extend your practice and skills. Critical theory modules    arts,	media	and	photographic	
              contextualise the practice of photography and enable you to develop     industries.	Many	work	as	artists	
              personal areas of research interest, extending and often transforming   and	photographers	across	various	
              your own visual practice. You complete your study with a major body     types	of	industry	and	social	
              of visual work, a dissertation, or a theory/practice option.            contexts,	while	others	develop	
              Core modules: Aesthetics and Rhetoric • Contemporary Debates            different	career	paths	as	picture	
              • Image and Language • Text and Body • Uncommon Practices               editors,	curators	and	developers	
              Option modules: Practice Research then the Major Project • Theory       of	innovative	projects	involving	
              Research then the Dissertation (the Theory/Practice module can be       photography.	Some	also	take	up	
              taken instead of the Major Project or Dissertation)                     careers	in	teaching	and	develop	
                                                                                      research	work	to	doctoral	level.	
              Related courses
              Photojournalism MA                                                      Entry requirements
                                                                                      Successful	applicants	typically	have	
                                                                                      first-degree	courses	in	photography,	
                                                                                      fine	art,	art	history,	cultural	and	
                                                                                      media	studies,	or	a	variety	of	
                                                                                      related	professional	experiences.	
                                                                                      A	lower	class	of	degree	may	
                                                                                      be	accepted	in	exceptional	
                                                                                      circumstances,	provided	applicants	
                                                                                      can	demonstrate	their	ability	to	
                                                                                      meet	the	demands	of	the	course.	
                                                                                      An	interview	is	commonplace,	
                                                                                      a	portfolio	of	practical	work	is	
                                                                                      essential,	and	evidence	of	written	
                                                                                      research	skills	may	be	requested.

Photojournalism MA

This course provides a unique combination of professional practice           Length of course
and critical understanding for photographers, journalists and related        One-year,	full-time	or		
professionals interested in working in the field of editorial and            two-year,	part-time
documentary photography. The course builds on the international
stature of the University’s Photographic and Journalism Departments.         Location
It is designed to equip you with a sound command of the working              Central	London	(Marylebone)
methods that will sustain your career in photography – whether as            Fees and funding
a photographer, picture editor, curator or writer.                           See
   The course is especially useful for photographers, media
professionals and graduates who wish to broaden their skills and             Associated careers
knowledge in the field of editorial and documentary photography.             The	course	gives	you	a	number	of	
                                                                             key	skills	that	will	make	you	highly	
Course content                                                               employable	in	the	media	and	
The emphasis of the course is on contemporary approaches to                  publishing	industries,	whatever	area	
editorial photography including picture editing, critical and journalistic   you	choose	as	your	speciality,	be	
writing, the production and design of a magazine, and a major                it	photography,	book	or	magazine	
project for the editorial market. The primary course resources are           publishing,	picture	researching,	
those in the Margaret Harker Photographic Centre as well as excellent        photo	editing,	design	or	writing.	
onsite video facilities, which are equipped to the highest professional      You	will	create	work	of	very	
standards for both analogue and digital production.                          high	standard	to	enhance	your	
Core modules: History and Theory of Photographs on the Published             professional	portfolio.
Page • Photography for Publication • Photojournalism: The Picture
                                                                             Entry requirements
Story • Magazine Editorial Production • Major Project or Dissertation
                                                                             You	should	possess	a	good	first	
• Writing Photography
                                                                             degree	from	a	recognised		
Related courses                                                              university	or	institution	of	higher	
Journalism (International) – Print, Broadcast and Cultural MA                education,	or	relevant	working	
• Photographic Studies MA                                                    experience	to	an	equivalent	level	
                                                                             that	equips	you	for	postgraduate	
                                                                             study.	We	welcome	mature	
                                                                             applicants	with	a	background	in	
                                                                             the	media	or	related	areas.	Those	
                                                                             whose	first	language	is	not	English	
                                                                             should	have	an	IELTS	score	of	7	or	
                                                                             equivalent	plus	sufficient	academic	
                                                                             or	professional	background.