Media, Moving Image and Photography

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For our Media and Photography curriculum, we offer a degree in Media, Moving Image and Photography. This course focuses on the creative industries, within the sectors of media and photography. It embraces the ever-changing technologies and platforms associated within the lens-based industries and aims to develop you into a work-ready, creative, independent and highly skilled media and photography practitioner.

Working across either a media or photography pathway or a combination of the two, you will become production ready whilst also exploring the mediums from cultural, historical and academic perspectives.

The modules on this course will allow you to work on both self-generated and client-led briefs, which will challenge and inspire students to think creatively. These skills will enable you to gain work placements, find freelance opportunities and gain an insight into the lens-based industries.

“I have worked as a professional photographer in industry for the last 12 years. My specialism is primarily portraiture and commercial photography. I still work in industry today to create portraits for both individuals and commercial clients.”

Media and Photography
Daniel Ashton Curriculum Team Leader of Media, Photography and Graphics

FUTURE CAREERS IN MEDIA AND PHOTOGRAPHY

The Media and Photography sector is ideal for those who are interested in the creation of content for film, television and radio.

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Photographer

Average salary - £30,300

Photographers assist with and operate photography equipment for entertainment, cultural, commercial and industrial purposes.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Discuss a project with the client and agree the ‘brief’
  • Find and prepare the location for the photo session • Choose the right equipment and set up lighting
  • Use industry software to edit and process images
  • Check image quality and choose the best images to suit the brief
  • Promote and run your business
Working environments

You could work in a creative studio. Your working environment may be physically demanding and outdoors in all weathers.

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Television Programme Production Coordinator

Average salary - £37,855*

Television Programme Production Coordinators support Producers in making film or TV programmes.

Day-to-day tasks**:
  • Hire studio facilities and equipment
  • Attend production meetings
  • Copy and distribute scripts
  • Type and circulate production schedules (‘call sheets’) and daily reports
  • Get permission to use copyrighted music or film clips
  • Call camera shots, and cue pre-recorded material
Working environments

You could work at a film studio, at a TV studio, on a film set or in an office. Your working environment may be outdoors some of the time and you may spend nights away from home.

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In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the media and photography sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Management
  • Detail Oriented
  • Enthusiasm
  • Innovation

What our students say

“I have worked as a professional photographer in industry for the last 12 years. My specialism is primarily portraiture and commercial photography. I still work in industry today to create portraits for both individuals and commercial clients.”

Media and Photography
Daniel Ashton Curriculum Team Leader of Media, Photography and Graphics

“I enjoy the calm atmosphere and the smaller learning environment. Everyone is friendly and knows each other so there is a really nice, tight-knit community here.”

Adam Widdowson Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media, Moving Image and Photography