Graeme Oxby - Programme Leader
Documentary and portrait photographer Graeme Oxby concentrates on aspects of class politics, entertainment, and religion in the UK and abroad. Graeme has been a creative professional since the late 1980s based in London, Dublin, and Manchester, making music videos and commercials as well as TV and film commissions. He also travelled widely on assignments from Angola and Mozambique to the former Soviet Union, The Far East, and North and Central America. He was Artistic Director of The Hull International Photography Festival in 2015 and was commissioned by Hull City of Culture 2017 to deliver the Hull Beermat Photography Festival with winners chosen by Martin Parr. Graeme has been regularly published in national and international publications including Stern, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Vice, Huck Magazine, Metro, BBC, and The Times Literary Supplement.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to MA Photography (Online)
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Collaborative working is a key feature of the programme. Students will be supported in developing their teamworking skills and the programme actively works to develop a sense of creative collaboration essential to being able to work in the creative industries.
There will be opportunities to collaborate with industry and to engage with industry professionals, raising student confidence and employability. A programme of guest lectures will include visiting lecturers who offer experienced perspectives and strategies for developing relevant contemporary photography projects.
For the final major project module in second year, students will be expected to take part in a project pitch event where they are matched to a member of photography staff who will guide them for the rest of the year. We have a wide range of research and practice interests and specialisms across the staff team from documentary, fine art, post-photography, environmental, and portraiture.
The learning environment is designed to encourage experimentation in order to develop academic and practical skills, empowering students with the confidence to participate critically and creatively in the study and practice of photography.
Students have access to industry-standard Adobe Creative Suite digital tools for the duration of their studies. All other costs associated with studying on the course are at the student’s own expense.
In the module 'Collaborative Photography Practice' you will source and engage with a live brief from a real-world client as a framework for exploring collaboration through commercial or socially engaged photography. You will have the opportunity to develop extensive working knowledge and practical understanding of contemporary collaborative practice and future employment opportunities within photography and related creative industries. You will produce a personal journal to take forward into the second year professional practice module.
Applicants will be invited to submit a portfolio of practical work for consideration. The programme leader will then arrange an online call to discuss your application and your ambitions for your time on the course and beyond. This would normally take between 30 and 60 minutes.