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University of Leeds

Film, Photography and Media

UCAS Code: W600
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

25%

Subjects
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
90% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Scottish Highers
AABBB-AAABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
35

16 points at higher level entry

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

25%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

This unique programme blends film, photography and media to help you develop the practical and theoretical knowledge to succeed in the fast-growing digital media industries. Youâ??ll study a range of production practices such as digital filmmaking, screenwriting and digital photography, and explore the ways in which theory and practice can support each other. At the same time, youâ??ll examine different approaches to understanding dominant forms of communication throughout history.A wide range of options will also allow you to focus on TV production, film editing or production, scriptwriting, film history and theory, digital imaging, motion graphics, documentary production and mobile media. Youâ??ll gain practical production and post-production skills alongside a broader understanding of the historical, cultural, business and managerial contexts of these key media.

Modules

University of Leeds

Brotherton Library

Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
17%
83%

Year 1

8%
90%
2%

Year 2

8%
92%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
65% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
411 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 90% MED
Average graduate salary £18k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side – and recovery may be long and slow for these graduates. But even despite the figures, most graduates are working after six months, and 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 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.
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