Lens-based Media (top-up), BA (Hons)
Lens-based Media (top-up), BA (Hons)
Lens-based Media (top-up), BA (Hons)
Lens-based Media (top-up), BA (Hons)

Students with a background in film, photography or the media arts can complete their degree on this Honours Top-up designed to equip participants with the practical, intellectual and business skills needed to develop their own professional practice or work within the wider creative industries.

You will develop your production competencies and also explore the mediums from cultural, historical and academic perspectives whilst producing a portfolio of creative work for public consumption.

UCW Lens-based Media students gain membership of the Royal Photographic Society and are invited to events in their new building in Bristol.

On this course you will also benefit from being part of Creative Arts Weston. Here you will join our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to join the arts industry, leading the way as part of the next creative generation.

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Duration:
Full-time: 1 year (3 days a week)
Part-time: 2 years (2 days a week)
Start date:
September 2022
Location:
Loxton Campus and Knightstone Campus
Course codes:
Institution: W47
Course: 248W
Campus: U
Course fees:
Full-time: £8,500 per year
Part-time: £4,250 per year

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The course will also enhance your knowledge and skills in the areas of higher research and academic writing through the undertaking of a substantial project on a lens-based subject of interest, and will increase your employability through studies in marketing and promotion and other key business skills.

 

You will be based at our Loxton Campus, which has been purpose-built for creative arts students. You will have ample access to camera, lighting and sound equipment at no extra charge, as well as editing suites, professional studios and dark rooms. You will also be able to take advantage of everything on offer in the new University Centre in the Winter Gardens, including a higher education library, extended opening hours and bright and spacious teaching and learning facilities.

The lecturing team’s specialisms cover a range of lens-based areas – documentary and narrative filmmaking, artistic and music photography, and media arts – as well as related disciplines such as design and post-production. They also have hands-on experience of making their own films and exhibiting creative work to the public, and have professional contacts in the still and moving image sectors in Bristol, Cardiff and elsewhere in the South West.

The course also includes guest lectures and specialist workshops delivered by visiting experts and industry specialists.

Students on this course exhibit their practical work at an end of year showcase, and are also encouraged to seek out additional exhibition opportunities and enter their work in regional and national competitions. Students also have the opportunity to shoot on location in the UK and abroad and can attend optional visits to exhibitions and screenings, all at an additional cost.

We would love you to pay us a visit before deciding whether to apply. You can meet the team and have a look around at our next Open Day.

Please contact the course leader Richard Edkins or UCW’s HEART student services team for more information or if you have any questions about the course or studying at UCW.

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Enhance your production skills in film, photography or media arts while developing the crucial professional and promotional awareness needed for a successful career in the vibrant and growing creative industries.

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Meet our Team

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Richard Edkins
Programme Co-ordinator - Lens Based Media

Richard has been teaching disciplines in media and film at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for several years, and looks to bring experimental approaches to image-making; incorporating still and moving images within his teaching and his involvement in the wider expressive media arts environment. Richard is also an accomplished filmmaker, photographer and visual artist, and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Please visit richardedkins.co.uk to find out more.
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Ross Bliss
Curriculum Co-ordinator - Film & Photography

Ross is the Media Director of Redshift Ltd, a design and content production agency with a diverse portfolio of clients including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Co-operative Group, the Association of British Health Industries and Grand Designs Live. He also produces narrative films, with shorts appearing regularly at various international film festivals. Actors who got early breaks in these films have gone on to appear in Mad Men, Thunderbirds, Green Wing, The Tudors, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, RocknRolla and Transformers. In 2015 he produced the feature film High Tide which played in cinemas nationwide. Ross regularly provided guest lectures on film at various institutions across the country before becoming a part of the media team at UCW in 2015.
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    Richard Edkins
    Programme Co-ordinator - Lens Based Media

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    Ross Bliss
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      Richard Edkins
      Programme Co-ordinator - Lens Based Media

      Richard has been teaching disciplines in media and film at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for several years, and looks to bring experimental approaches to image-making; incorporating still and moving images within his teaching and his involvement in the wider expressive media arts environment. Richard is also an accomplished filmmaker, photographer and visual artist, and his work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Please visit richardedkins.co.uk to find out more.
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      Ross Bliss
      Curriculum Co-ordinator - Film & Photography

      Ross is the Media Director of Redshift Ltd, a design and content production agency with a diverse portfolio of clients including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Co-operative Group, the Association of British Health Industries and Grand Designs Live. He also produces narrative films, with shorts appearing regularly at various international film festivals. Actors who got early breaks in these films have gone on to appear in Mad Men, Thunderbirds, Green Wing, The Tudors, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, RocknRolla and Transformers. In 2015 he produced the feature film High Tide which played in cinemas nationwide. Ross regularly provided guest lectures on film at various institutions across the country before becoming a part of the media team at UCW in 2015.
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        Students with a background in film, photography or the media arts can complete their degree on this Honours Top-up designed to equip participants with the practical, intellectual and business skills needed to develop their own professional practice or work within the wider creative industries.

        You will develop your production competencies and also explore the mediums from cultural, historical and academic perspectives whilst producing a portfolio of creative work for public consumption.

        UCW Lens-based Media students gain membership of the Royal Photographic Society and are invited to events in their new building in Bristol.

        On this course you will also benefit from being part of Creative Arts Weston. Here you will join our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to join the arts industry, leading the way as part of the next creative generation.

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