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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

65%
Applicants receiving offers

You may also need to…

Attend an interview

Present a portfolio

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Photography

Photography and video is a programme of still and moving image with sound that meets the exciting demands of a career in the arts and creative industries. Throughout the course you will build up a portfolio demonstrating your unique creative vision and your technical skills that will open up opportunities for a rewarding career.

• **Challenging, practice-led, creative course**
with purpose-built digital labs, well-equipped studios and darkrooms.
• **Extensive professional experience**
with staff that have expertise in both photographic and moving image practices
• **Live client briefs**
working for organisations such as the National Space Centre, and the Fostering and Adoption Agency.
• **Work experience opportunities with external clients**
such as Dance 4 and Soft Touch Arts and enter national and international competitions.
• **Exciting career possibilities**
with our graduates employed in industry sectors such as journalism, freelancing, teaching, curatorial work, e-commerce and with companies like Sky, Lacoste, Paul Smith, Trigger Global and Vogue.
• **International opportunity**
through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience
• **The new Vijay Patel building**
has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses
• **Core workshop materials available at no cost**
to our students along with some programme-specific workshop materials - find out more
• **Cash awards of £150, £200 and £300**
for students in years one, two and three respectively, towards materials and specialist printing*

*Awards are available to students undertaking full-time study and pro-rata for part-time students. Students on placement and therefore not incurring such costs are not eligible for financial assistance.

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
• Crtitical 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
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
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?

79%
UK students
21%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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
97%
med
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 do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Photography

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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