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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media, Moving Image and Photography

This course focuses on the creative industries, within the sectors of media and photography.

It embraces the ever-changing technologies and platforms associated within the lens-based industries and aims to develop you into a work-ready, creative, independent and highly skilled media and photography practitioner.

Working across either a media or photography pathway or a combination of the two, students will become production ready whilst also exploring the mediums from cultural, historical and academic perspectives. This course will ultimately enable students to work towards the production of a portfolio of creative work for public consumption.

The modules on this course will allow students to work on both self-generated and client-led briefs, which will challenge and inspire students to think creatively. During the course students will develop a range of both media and photography techniques and processes. These skills include both traditional and digital photographic processes as well as film studies and video production.

These skills will enable students to gain work placements, find freelance opportunities and gain an insight into the lens-based industries.

Following completion of this course you’ll be ready to embark on a career in one of the most exciting industries of our current time.

“The tutors are helpful and the class sizes are small which allows you to get extra support when needed.”

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Olaf Tadorowski Level 1 Media and Photography Former student at Saint Pius X Catholic High School
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We make every effort to ensure information within our online course directory is accurate and a true representation of the courses we are offering in 2022/23. However, we do reserve the right to make changes if necessary.

Start an exciting career in Media and Photography

The media and photography sector is ideal for those who have a creative flair with a passion for creating content and an ability to build relationships with clients.

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Radio Broadcaster

Average salary - £27,535*

Radio Broadcasters make sure that live and recorded radio programmes run smoothly.

Day-to-day tasks:

Researching and booking guests, researching topics for programmes, typing scripts, booking time slots and equipment, keeping the programme running to schedule and operating technical studio equipment.**

Working environments:

Recording studios or office settings.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

Photographer

Average salary - £28,800*

Photographers take and process pictures of people, places, products and events.

Day-to-day tasks:

Discussing a project with the client and preparing a brief, choosing the right equipment and setting up lighting, composing and taking photos, using editing software to process images, checking the image quality and selecting the best images for clients.**

Working environments:

Creative studios, film sets, event venues or at a client’s business.

*EMSI 2021 **nationalcareers.service.gov.uk

In-demand skills that commonly appear in job descriptions for roles within the media and photography sector include*:

  • Communication
  • Detail Orientated
  • Management
  • Customer Service
  • Enthusiasm

What our students say

“The tutors are helpful and the class sizes are small which allows you to get extra support when needed.”

Photo of Olaf Tadorowski
Olaf Tadorowski Level 1 Media and Photography Former student at Saint Pius X Catholic High School

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Media, Moving Image and Photography