University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Film Photography and Media

This distinctive programme allows you to think about the critical and creative relationships between film, photography and the media, while developing your skills to produce projects of your own. A major independent project sits at the heart of the course, supported by modules that put your practice into the context of contemporary debates. You will explore the different critical approaches to the making and consumption of photography and film, allowing them to inform the short film and photography projects you will work on. It is a flexible programme which allows you to choose from a range of optional modules to focus on topics that suit your own creative and critical interests. You could study cultural policy, international film industries, film and TV writing, feminism in the media and more.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree with a 2.1 Honours, preferably with some background in lens-based or image practice. Relevant professional experience will also be considered. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Course modules

Core modules: Cultures of contemporary photography; cinematic and photography; dissertation and research methods or final independent project. Optional modules include: Dissertation and research methods; final independent project; international film industries; new media cultures; identity, culture and technology; urban narratives; theoretical perspectives: culture, creativity and entrepreneurship; cultural policy (models and debates); television narrative; work placement; feminism, identity and media; the media and democratisation (global perspectives); communication and development; the cultural history of promotional communication; writing for film and television.

Assessment methods

Different methods of assessment will be used, some of which will depend on the modules you choose. These are likely to include portfolios of practical work, group and individual projects and reports, essays, literature reviews, case studies, presentations, scripts and commentaries.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

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School of Media and Communication
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0113 343 4192