The Master of Arts in Lens Based Media is a unique one-year masters programme in which students explore contemporary approaches to the production of moving and still imagery. Students will be immersed in an environment in which they discover and engage with lens-based practices and ideas from a range of disciplines including film, photography, digital media, fine art, critical theory, cultural studies and philosophy. A key emphasis is on the use of practice-based research which guides the development of a distinctive voice and also facilitates the production of a significant portfolio of work over the course of the year. The MA is designed to accommodate various forms of lens-based practices and examples of the sorts of work that students may produce to satisfy assessment requirements includes, but is not limited to: short films, photography projects, moving image installations, documentaries and experimental video pieces.
The MA in Lens Based Media is delivered by lecturers and researchers at the TU Dublin Blanchardstown campus whose expertise ranges across fine art, creative practice, film-making, photography and imaging technology. Drawing from this experience from across lens-based disciplines students can access a range of expertise in order to build technical, creative and critical skills, and professional practice. The team includes a number of award-winning artists and film-makers and currently comprises Ian Cudmore, Sinead Curran, Siobhan Enright, Hugh McCabe, Dr. Katherine Nolan and Hugh Rodgers.