Film and Media Production courses

Top 5

for graduate level job /further study

within 6 months of graduation for BA Film Production (Guardian League Table 2018)

TEF Gold - we're rated gold for teaching excellence


£150 million invested in facilities in the last 10 years

If you want to create compelling film, radio, print or digital media products, the possibilities are endless when you study with us.

We’ll help you develop original, inspired work which will get you noticed in a fastmoving world where new platforms are constantly evolving. You’ll get involved with exciting practical projects that will give you a strong understanding of that it will be like working in industry. Among these is the chance to film Derby County FC’s home matches for the club’s website - just one of the many real world learning opportunities available when you study with us.

Our media students attend workshops run by the Royal Television Society which gives them the opportunity to hear and learn from respected industry professionals. You’ll also have access to our huge range of equipment, from a Canon C100 to the Red One and Red Epic cameras. We have more than 200 Apple computers with the full Adobe CC package, Microsoft Office and Apple iWork applications as standard and specialist software for each industry.

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Knowing that I was being taught by lecturers who shared my passion for film was very inspiring to me

Drew Davis

"I’ve lived in Derby all of my life and I have a real soft spot for the city and surrounding areas, so I knew I wanted to stay close when I went to university. I also knew people who had been to the University of Derby to study Film and they each praised it. So it was a no brainer! My time at the University of Derby was instrumental in where I am now. Each day at work, I’m putting everything I learned at university into practice. Had I not gone to the University of Derby to study Film, I honestly don’t think I’d be where I am right now. Many of the lecturers were very ‘plugged in’ to the film community in Derby, which also inspired me to get involved with it too." 

Drew is now a Director of Future Proof Films, a video production company that specialises in creating stunning corporate video content.

If you want to create compelling film, radio, print or digital media products, the possibilities are endless when you study with us.

  • You’ll get the opportunity to hear from a variety of expert guest speakers ready to share their knowledge with you – recently we’ve had visits from screenwriter Tony Grisoni, and production designer Jane Morton, while our media students attend Craft Skills masterclasses
  • Our industry-standard facilities, close links with employers, and our experienced staff will help you prepare for careers across the film, radio, media and entertainment industries
  • You’ll be inspired, challenged and supported by our team of experienced lecturers, many of whom are working in industry and involved in research
  • Get yourself noticed in the job market - our work placements can lead to an extra qualification, the Diploma in Professional Practice, and there are also opportunities for internships in Europe


The £21m Markeaton Street site was created specifically for arts, design and technology courses with purpose-built studios and specialist facilities for all our art, design, media and performing arts students.&


What our Film and Media Production graduates do

A successful career awaits you when you graduate. From production assistants to directors of photography, our graduates have gone on to launch successful careers throughout the industry. Among them is Karl Poyser, who now works internationally as a director of photography on various commercials, short films and music.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • film maker
  • visual effects artist
  • broadcasting
  • radio producer

You could also go on to study our MA Film and Photography postgraduate course.