Film, Media and Media Production 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.

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.

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

"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.

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Why you should study a course within the School of Arts at the University of Derby

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

You could also go on to study our postgraduate course.

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


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.

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Book your Open Day

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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Virtual tour of the TV Studios at Markeaton Street
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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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