|Study location||United Kingdom, London, Campus Harrow|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£16,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
First or Upper second Honours degree in photography, media, fine art, or other relevant academic discipline; or equivalent experience in a photography, art, and/or media related industrial context
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS 7.0 with 6.0 in each element or TOEFL or CAE equivalent
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a unique programme in Imaging, designed to equip students with advanced skills in areas relating to image conception, formation, capture, analysis, evaluation and visualisation from the perspectives of art, science and technology.
The University of Westminster was the first institution in the UK to provide academic degrees in Photography, Imaging Science and Technology and has produced world leaders in the fields of Image Science, Imaging Technologies, Photographic Arts and Photographic Theory.
The MA/MSc in Imaging Art and Science is a cross-disciplinary programme built on our experience and proficiency in these fields, run in collaboration by Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design (MA) and the Faculty of Science and Technology (MSc). It provides cutting edge education, supported by external links to creative and scientific industries.
Students enroll for an MA or an MSc degree, but can potentially change pathway. The MA and MSc pathways share some common syllabus, whilst the majority of the content is distinctive to each degree, to allow for discipline specialisation to be developed within an multidisciplinary environment. Relevant areas include digital image representation and visualisation, digital imaging systems and their performance evaluation, cultural, theoretical, and historical aspects of the production and consumption of images, colour vision, measurement and management, image quality, content and aesthetics and programming for imaging.
The course encourages understanding of interdisciplinary issues relating to imaging, by providing space for art/science collaborative projects and hybrid methodologies. Students engage in a Major Project, specific to the MA or MSc pathway, and where appropriate, collaborate with external creative, technological and scientific industries.
MA students obtain their degree from Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design and MSc students from the Faculty of Science and Technology.
Depending on the tailored module/content selection and Major Project topic, graduates of the MA/MSc will be able to work in a range of fields, including: imaging practice and production (eg fine art/commercial photography, film post production and special effects), image management, picture research, curating (eg photographic libraries, museums and archives), scientific imaging and processes (eg biomedical imaging labs, image processing and analysis, colour management), imaging science research (eg optical system development, image quality, imaging performance). Graduates may also work in a number of other areas, including imaging education, research labs and creative applications.
Studying in a multidisciplinary environment will equip graduates with a lateral approach to problem solving, and the ability to communicate disciplinary issues to wide audiences, including the public. Collaboration with the industry will provide graduates with real world research experience, an attribute that is highly prized by prospective employers.