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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media, Moving Image and Photography (UCRMP0001*)

Full Time
Course NameStart DateEnd DateCampus 
BA (Hons) in Media, Moving Image and Photography Y128/09/202016/06/2023University Centre RotherhamAvailable for applications
Course Overview
This course will focus on the key developments within the lens-based industries, from both an historical and technical perspective. You will engage in learning all aspects of current technology associated with both media and photography. The modules will allow you to work on self-generated and client-led briefs, which will challenge you to think creatively and consider the parameters of the set tasks. The course focuses on enabling you to gain work placements and find freelance opportunities whilst giving a realistic insight into the lens-based industries.

During the course you will develop your photographic techniques in both traditional and digital practice and image manipulation as well as ideas that embody a range of media formats and skills to create a range of products.

Modules Covered
Year 1:
  • Digital Foundations
  • Research Techniques
  • Historical Context
Optional modules include: Single Camera Techniques, Multi Camera Techniques, Film Studies (Media pathway), Processes and Approaches to Traditional Photography, Processes and Approaches to Digital Photography, Digital Image Manipulation (Photography pathway)

Year 2:
  • Professional Practice
  • Negotiated Practice
  • Specialist Practice Investigation
Optional modules include: Sound Design, Scriptwriting for Moving Image, Advanced Production for Moving Image (Media pathway), Photographic Genres and Technologies, Introduction to the Artists Book, Digital Story Telling (Photography pathway)

Year 3:
  • Dissertation
  • Freelance Practice in the Creative Industries
  • Marketing and Branding for Lens-Based Practitioners
  • Realisation and Development
  • Planning and Developing an Exhibition

Why study with us?
We provide smaller study groups with training from industry professionals in industry settings.

You will have access to industry-standard facilities, including TV studio, radio studio, photography studio, a traditional photographic dark room and edit suites.

Trips will also take place during the course of study including film festivals, exhibitions, trade shows and creative based residentials.

Entry requirements
  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
  • GCSE English and maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent
  • You will also be expected to provide examples or a showreel/portfolio of work at interview
  • If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all key skills or equivalent

How to apply?
You can apply using our online application form and clicking the Next Step button at the top of the page.

Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of this course you could go into freelance photography, commercial photography, photographic editing.

Alternatively you could pursue a career in sound design, camera operating, directing or producing.

University Centre Rotherham (UCR)
This course is partially delivered at the new University Centre Rotherham (UCR) and Rotherham College Town Centre Campus to provide you the best workshops for the practical elements of your course. Click here to visit the website.

Please Note
We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2019 or 2020-21. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.