Humanities & Social Science,
CoursePhotography and Video BA (Hons)
Full-time | Four years with a placement option
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.
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*.