Photography Studies: Major Project (884P4)

60 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Summer teaching

This module comprises the major photographic project for the HAHP owned, MA Photographic Studies: History, Theory, Practice. The core autumn module Photography: Critical Practice is a pre-requisite for the summer Major Project.

In Photography: Critical Practice you research and develop ideas for your projects and carry out initial technical experimentation. In Photography Studies: Major Project (spring/summer), you will develop your own or found/archive/Google earth imagery.

You’ll acquire advanced editing and sequencing skills, and follow the project through to completion. You will learn to situate your work within the field of contemporary photographic practice and reflect critically on your project in the report.

This is a supervision based course, taking place in the spring/summer in common with other MA dissertation/major project modules.


100%: Practical (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 600 hours of work. This breaks down into about 2 hours of contact time and about 598 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.