Glyndwr University

BA (Hons) Photography & Film

Why choose this course?

Developed for students with a passion for independent photography, film and cinema, this innovative multi-genre programme combines practice, theory and professionalism. Whether you prefer to work with the still or moving image, you can creatively and conceptually explore film and photography on our inspiring, challenging and rewarding degree.

Students will:

  • Discover a range of skills including how the lens can be used creatively as a tool for storytelling, specialist and experimental camera techniques, lighting for studio and location work, editing and post-production.
  • Be encouraged to acquire unique approaches to the photography and film disciplines.
  • Develop and research their own ideas in relation to project briefs, learning transferable skills needed to work as an imaginative professional.

Key course features

  • Close industry connections with supporting guest lecturers
  • Links with the leading galleries and arts organizations from around the North West offering support and advise, tours and talks as well as portfolio reviews.
  • Regular field trips to studios, galleries as well as photography and film festivals.

Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent but all applications are considered on an individual basis, and we also take work experience into consideration, vocational training/qualifications as well as individual motivation and potential are also key aspects in selection.

Career Prospects

  • Our Careers and employability service is there to help you make decisions and plan the next steps towards a bright future. From finding work or further study to working out your interests, skills and aspirations, they can provide you with the expert information, advice and guidance you need. Your degree will prepare you for work in art and design, film and photographic industries and in education.
  • Photography & Film, like all of our Art and Design undergraduate programmes, has a strong vocational and academic ethos that aims to ensure graduates acquire a range of vocationally relevant skills. Integral to this ethos is the responsibility to ensure that our graduates have a portfolio of abilities and attributes which will allow them to thrive in the 21st century workplace. It takes into account the fact that the future needs of the creative industries are likely to be very different. It therefore aims to prepare ‘independent learners’ who on completion of their studies are able to flourish within increasingly diverse professional contexts

Course Details


Year 1 introduces you to a wide variety of creative image making techniques and disciplines in both digital and analogue approaches. This includes training in digital editing software for both the still and moving image, studio training, as well as traditional film and darkroom experience. You will also be introduced to the key elements of art and design and cultural significance.


Entering year 2, you will be asked to apply a wide range of approaches to lens based media from year 1 to professional project briefs including documentary films and extensive bodies of stills photography. These practical briefs are supported by in-depth software and technical training. You will also be introduced and supported in academic discourse as well as professional practice.


You will be supported in structuring and project managing your own pathways in your desired area of creativity through 2 self-directed and tutorial led modules. These are intended to aid you in building the very strongest portfolio of individual creative work for your final exhibition before graduation. This is critically underpinned by a choice in traditional dissertation or research paper option to academic writing. This is delivered alongside professional practice readying you to enter the world of work. 


History and Context
Creative Futures 1
Visual Communication
Creative Lens-Based Media
Contemporary Themes
Time and Language


Critical Thinking
Creative Futures 2
Post Production Techniques
Visual Communications Across Cultures
Specialist Study (Photography & Film)


Creative Futures 3
Negotiated Practice
Photography and Film Degree Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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