The MA Photography and Collaboration at Coventry University is a flexible residency course focused on collaborative photographic practice, created by Gemma-Rose Turnbull and Anthony Luvera.
Through an immersive blend of independent research, critical analysis, intensive practical delivery, and self-directed experiential learning, the MA Photography and Collaboration provides a unique opportunity to explore practical, ethical and representational issues involved in working within the dynamic field of collaborative photographic practices.
Open to students from a range of backgrounds and professional disciplines, this course has been designed for photographic practitioners, but it is also appropriate for people wanting to work with photography, community, and collaboration in other ways, such as activists, community organisers, social workers, educators, cultural institution and gallery-based engagement, and education programme managers.
The MA Photography and Collaboration is a two-year, part time course, offered with flexible residency options in tandem with blended learning delivery, and a series of partnerships with national and international industry leaders.
The flexible and open nature of the course delivery and curriculum design means the course can be completed entirely online or on campus, or a mixture of both, depending on your circumstances.
This makes the course relevant for mature students; recent graduates with a coherent project, career ambition or business plan; career changers; freelance self-employed artists; people with diverse abilities; individuals with care commitments; and early to mid-career creative professionals who wish to future proof their skills and experience through formal qualifications.
Throughout your studies, you will be supported in identifying, initiating and developing work made in community or collaborative contexts. You will be mentored and supported by accomplished practitioners from diverse disciplinary areas, but will also play an active role in shaping your curriculum, with opportunities for field trips, artist talks, studio visits and multi-location learning, as well as local and international partnerships, embedded within the course.
On completion of the course, you will have produced bodies of work, participated in public exhibitions and other events, and created written texts that contextualise your own practice within the field.
This course is scheduled for an early 2018 start. For more information see www.coventry.ac.uk/course-structure/PG/2018-19/fah/photography-and-collaboration-ma, or contact Gemma-Rose.Turnbull@coventry.ac.uk
Top image: Documentation of Assisted Self-Portrait of Ben Evans from Assembly (2013-2014) © Anthony Luvera