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.
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.
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.
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.
Will Godfrey studied community arts, art and design and film studies at Dartington College of Arts and Bradford College School of Art, Design and Textiles. Before becoming a lecturer he worked in community arts and media in York, Zimbabwe, Devon, Manchester, Leeds and Calderdale, in the areas of journalism, printing, public art, photography, performance, graphic design, cartooning and illustration before specialising in film and video production. He has also worked in the commercial video sector as a producer, director, scriptwriter, storyboard artist, cameraman and editor.
Will has taught in further and higher education since 1988, teaching media studies, film studies, photography studies, art and design history and theory, film and video production and graphic design. During his teaching career Will has been closely involved with the development of new curricula and strategies for learning, teaching and assessment in higher education and has introduced innovative approaches to student centred learning onto his courses. Will is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Will's research interests are in issues of representation in film, television, photography and digital/electronic media. His previous research was on contemporary cinematic representations of race, nation and empire in post-colonial and neo-colonial contexts, focusing on the ways in which British cinema portrays British Asian and Irish characters and communities. Will brought post-colonial political, psychoanalytic and literary theory to bear on his analysis of visual media, and this enabled him to question some of the current orthodoxies about British cinema and its representation of marginalised peoples. This research has directly informed his teaching has particular relevance in light of current national and international politics and events. Will was a regular contributor to the Bradford Film Festival Crash Cinema Symposium.
Will's current research concerns machine anthropomorphism in children's fiction and media, with particular emphasis on the underlying ideologies and pedagogic functions of the various modes of representation from Thomas the Tank Engine to Wall-E.
In addition to his teaching commitments Will is currently undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the Bradford Media School.
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.
|Conventions of Photography 1||core|
|Professional & Personal Development||core|
|Conventions of Photography 2||core|
|Conventions of Videography||core|
|Do The Right Thing: Media Ethics, Compliance & Sustainability||core|
|Factual Film & TV||option|
|Photography for Digital Media||core|
|Imaging and Design||core|
|Film & Media Contexts||option|
|Issues in Web Development||option|
|Final Major Project 1 - Research||core|
|Engaging the Audience||core|
|Dissertation - Preparation||core|
|Final Major Project 2 - Execution||core|
|Dissertation - Write Up||core|