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Photography for Digital Media, BA (Hons)

  • UCAS code: WP63 BA/PDM
  • Duration: 3 Years Full-time

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Course Overview

Bradford Media School

The Bradford Media School has a long and successful track record in providing courses in new media technologies, taking advantage of the up-to-date knowledge of the School’s teaching and research staff. The courses are taught as part of the University’s unique partnership with the National Media Museum, which boasts world-class resources and archives, and as part of the Yorkshire and Humber Skillset Media Academy. We are also a BBC Partner which means our students get regular opportunities to work on 'live' briefs and win BBC placements.

Employment prospects

79%

of our 2011 graduates from the Bradford Media School found employment, or went on to further study, within six months of graduating*

* These statistics are derived from annually published data based on those UK domiciled graduates who are available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.

Special features

  • All Bradford Media School courses develop your experience and understanding of the technologies that are creating the new generation of interactive digital media
  • You will study technical fundamentals, the integrated use of major current software packages, the conventions of key forms of digital media production, and the social and cultural contexts within which media products are distributed
  • Significant and successful professionals working in the media are involved in course design and give regular lectures, tutorials and masterclasses
  • If you wish, you may take the opportunity to spend a “year out” period of 12 months in appropriate employment
  • Our digital arts facilities are state-of-the-art and include equipment for still and moving image creation, manipulation and output.
  • Students undertake professional-style production projects that replicate the creative industrial experience

Aims

Photography for Digital Media is designed to enable you to develop your creative flair in photography.  You will study both the practical and theoretical aspects of Digital Photography in a variety of professional, creative and artistic contexts.

Digital photography holds a unique and central position in relation to all other forms of digital media, and the programme’s location within the Bradford Media School means that we are able to exploit these connections to their fullest. You will study specialist photography modules throughout the three years of the course, and in the final year you will complete a major body of work as part of your individual project.

You will study photography in the context of digital media, meaning that you will also have the opportunity to learn important skills in interactive web design, video production and design for mobile application.

Career outcome

Our degrees prepare you for a range of careers in media-related areas, and we are proud of our graduates’ achievements. Our first students graduated in 1994 and many are now important figures within the media industry. Our alumni have worked on high-profile productions (including films in the James Bond Batman and Harry Potter series) and for major media organisations (web companies such as Orange and broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4 and production companies such as Endemol). Others are currently employed as: web designers and programmers; film and TV camera operators, editors, directors, producers and scriptwriters; television and radio presenters; graphic designers; new media consultants.

Additionally, graduates have joined various postgraduate programmes at such locations as the National Film and Television School, Royal College of Art and the Angel Academy of Art in Florence.

Typical offer (UCAS tariff points): 280

Plus GCSE English and Maths minimum grade C for all undergraduate courses. Students will be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Media Student Work

See more examples of student work in our showcase section

Modules

Please note that this list is indicative. Modules are subject to change and we reserve the right to modify the provision and content of our modules.

Year one
Conventions of Photography 1core
Professional & Personal Developmentcore
Visual Literacycore
Conventions of Photography 2core
Conventions of Videographycore
Visual Communicationcore
Year two
Photographic Collaborationscore
Do The Right Thing: Media Ethics, Compliance & Sustainabilitycore
Digital Videographyoption
Media Audiencesoption
Factual Film & TVoption
Photography for Digital Mediacore
Imaging and Designcore
Film & Media Contextsoption
Issues in Web Developmentoption
Specialist Projectsoption
Year three
Final Major Project 1 - Researchcore
Engaging the Audiencecore
Dissertation - Preparationcore
Final Major Project 2 - Executioncore
Dissertation - Write Upcore

Final-year Northern Stars Photography Exhibition

The Impressions Gallery in Bradford presented the Northern Stars exhibition. Final year BSc Photography for Digital Media Students presented their work to the public. Students, Kevin Miller, Charlotte Metcalfe, Vela Sidile, Aylya Solakova, Alan Carmichael and Hayley Sargent displayed an inspiring variation of photographic styles to conclude their Undergraduate experience whilst at the University of Bradford.

How do I find out more?

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How to Apply

The BBC. Microsoft Educational Partner. Skillset Media Academy. British Computer Society Educational Affilliate. Game Republic. Bradford City of Film. National Media Museum. Escape Studios.