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De Montfort University

Photography and Video

UCAS Code: W640

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C-A*

in Art and Design

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

including Art and Design

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

in an Art and Design related subject

UCAS Tariff

112

- From at least 2 A Levels and including grade C or above in Art and Design - Art and Design Foundation accepted - Applicants must also have a satisfactory portfolio - Five GCSEs grades A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

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Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Photography

Photography is the dominant visual medium of our day. It therefore opens doors to a wide range of exciting and important career paths, from advertising and design to fashion and publishing. On this course you’ll study modules in photography, moving image, contextual studies and digital media. And, along with visits to exhibitions and the chance to attend study trips in the UK and overseas, you’ll further develop your knowledge and passion for your subject.

In year two we embed work experience into the course by giving you a live external client brief. You’ll then begin to develop a specialist area of study through creative practice-based projects, and develop your technical skills in a series of craft workshops, all supported by academic research. We offer opportunities to meet guest lecturers from the creative industries and arts which bring commercial and artistic practice to life and into sharp focus. In the third year we ask you to create your own portfolio of work to showcase your unique creative vision and talent. And, throughout the course, we’ll help you to develop your professional skills base and take the initiative to get involved in external exhibitions.

**Key features**

* Develop your creative, technical and academic skills to produce exciting, thought-provoking and dynamic work.

* Learn from experts – including high-profile academics such as Professor Lala Meredith-Vula – with extensive professional experience in both photographic and moving image practices.

* Boost your portfolio, and your confidence, through working on live briefs for external clients and via work experience opportunities at businesses such as the National Space Centre, Fostering and Adoption Agency, Dance 4 and Soft Touch Arts.

* Study a range of topics including constructing the moving image, photography and camera vision, and concepts of digital media.

* Our graduates have forged successful careers in journalism, freelancing and curation, and work for big names such as Sky, Paul Smith and Vogue.

* Join international trips through DMU Global, our international experience programme, and visit cities such as Paris and New York.

* The award-winning Vijay Patel Building provides both the space and the facilities to foster creative thinking, where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design students.

* We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.

Modules

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

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

Third year
• Experimental and Analytical Production with a Major Project
• Creative Professional Practice
• Critical Research

Assessment methods

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.

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

79%
med
Photography

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Design occupations
11%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Creative arts & design

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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