Photography and Video BA (Hons)

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About the course

Reasons to study a Photography and Video degree at DMU
  • This course provides a unique opportunity to become multi-skilled across converging still and moving image media

  • Maximise your career options by developing a creative and flexible way of thinking

  • A challenging, practice-led, creative course

  • Work on live client briefs, and enter national and international competitions

  • Purpose-built digital labs, well-equipped studios and darkrooms

This unique course encourages experimentation with both traditional and digital photography, moving image and sound. Individual projects and group work prepare you for a demanding professional world in the creative industries. We foc…

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About the course

Reasons to study a Photography and Video degree at DMU
  • This course provides a unique opportunity to become multi-skilled across converging still and moving image media

  • Maximise your career options by developing a creative and flexible way of thinking

  • A challenging, practice-led, creative course

  • Work on live client briefs, and enter national and international competitions

  • Purpose-built digital labs, well-equipped studios and darkrooms

This unique course encourages experimentation with both traditional and digital photography, moving image and sound. Individual projects and group work prepare you for a demanding professional world in the creative industries. We focus on developing your unique creative vision and abilities to become a highly employable practitioner of lens-based media, able to work flexibly across a wide range of artistic and creative design and production roles.

In the first year you will take modules in Photography, Moving Image, Contextual Studies and Digital Media. Lectures by internationally acclaimed experts are backed up by studio, digital and darkroom workshops. Visits to historical archives ensure that you fully understand the origins, development and possibilities of your subject.

The second year projects require a more self-motivated and professional approach to making work, building on the solid grounding provided in the first year. You are introduced to professional practice and you will begin to identify a specialist area of study by pursuing your creative ideas through a process of research and experimentation. Guest lecturers from a variety of lens-based backgrounds give you an insight into the realities of commercial and artistic professional practice.

The third year is the time to produce your own portfolio of unique work and demonstrate your expertise by responding to national and international competition briefs.


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Key facts

UCAS course code: W640

Duration: Three years full-time, six years part-time

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

2013

A good portfolio and normally:

  • Art and Design Foundation or
  • 260 points with a minimum of 160 points from 2 full A levels and including grade C in Art and Design (AS/A level) or
  • National Diploma MMM or
  • International Baccalaureate: 28+ Points

Five GCSEs grades A* - C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above.

We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C or above

Interview and Portfolio

UK applicants with relevant qualifications will be invited to bring their portfolio of work to an open day and interview.

Overseas applicants will be invited to send samples of their work. For further details check our international students portfolio page|.

International Students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Teaching and assessment

You will work on practice-based creative projects, underpinned by research, theory, history and technique. Teaching is led by successful practitioners and researchers through lectures, seminars, demonstrations, workshops and tutorials, plus selfdirected study activities. Throughout the course you are supported by an experienced and friendly staff team. Feedback on progress is given in tutorials and peer presentations. Assessment is by coursework, projects and presentations.

You have contact with tutors through lectures, tutorials and studios, and you are also expected to engage in independent study. Although the balance of time will vary depending on the course and level of study, you will typically have 15 hours’ contact and undertake 25 hours of independent study each week.

Course modules

Year one

  • Constructing the Moving Image
  • Photography and Camera Vision
  • Concepts of Digital Media
  • Lens-Based Studies

Year two

  • Still and Moving Image: Research and Practice
  • Professional Studies
  • Lens-Based Choice

Year three

  • Experimental and Analytical Production
  • Creative Professional Practice

Academic expertise

Our staff are all practising photographers, researchers and video practitioners, with a wealth of experience in the industry. Guest lecturers from a variety of lens-based backgrounds give you an insight into the realities of commercial and artistic professional practice.

Work experience and placements

You will work on a live project brief, set by real clients.

Graduate careers

Our graduates go on to pursue a wide variety of careers including freelance employment, independent production, multimedia industries, publishing, advertising, journalism, curatorial work, picture research and arts administration. You can also go on to specialist postgraduate study such as DMU’s MA Photography or Photographic History and Practice.

Fees and funding

2013 entry

UK/EU Fees: £9000
International Fees: TBC

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Facilities

Purpose-built facilities including HD digital recording, digital video editing suites, studios, digital imaging labs and darkrooms where you learn about historical chemistry-based processes.

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