Film and Media Undergraduate Courses

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.

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The School of Arts is a place where talent thrives and ambitions are realised. Our impressive facilities range from our producing and learning theatre, photography lab and purpose-built studios. 

You’ll join a creative community that is supportive in helping students shape their individual identities and styles. Our courses focus on graduate employability, helping you to establish yourself as an artist; this may be through work placements, real world projects and the chance to showcase your work at events, including the end of year Degree Show. 

Courses are led by experienced practitioners, many are artists and designers with key industry contacts. Their fresh and dynamic approach to teaching will encourage you to learn through risk-taking and experimentation to develop your portfolio. You’ll learn skills that can be applied to a range of fields from design to writing, performance to education and curating to publishing. These links mean that you’ll have the opportunity to work with external clients on real briefs, so you’ll graduate with a comprehensive portfolio of work to help launch your career.

Film and Media courses

You’ll get involved with exciting practical projects that will give you a strong understanding of what it will be like working in industry. Building a combination of practical and transferable skills, creative thinking and academic knowledge will allow you to stand out from the crowd in a fiercely competitive job market.

As a Film student you will work with the best digital cameras, just like those used for Hollywood blockbusters and there’s also the option to work with traditional celluloid film (35mm).

Our innovative top-up courses have been designed for the ever-evolving world of media and ensure your practical skills in content creation are current and relevant.

Career opportunities

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.

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

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

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Our students prepare to become professional creative practitioners with access to a wide range of industry-standard equipment and facilities.

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Facilities

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Virtual Open Day

Delve deeper into the courses with our Virtual Open Day, packed with subject and course information to help you make your choice, including tours of facilities, 360° views of award-winning accommodation plus advice and insight from students and academics.

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Bright futures for film award winners

Film festival screenings and even a move to LA could be on the cards for our award-winning Film and Media Production students.

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Undergraduate Open Days

The best way to find out if studying at Derby is right for you is to experience an Open Day. Get a feel for the city and campus, tour our first-class facilities and see where you could be living.

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Fast Track to Clearing

If you're still looking for a place at uni, have had a change of heart about your course, or your gap year plans are on hold, don’t worry. Register with us today and fast forward to your future. Make it Real at Derby.

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We want you to realise your vision for your future. The University of Derby is a place where you can take your passion and talent and use them to create a better world.

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