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Wildlife Media (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Carlisle - Brampton Road

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview**Have you ever wondered how are nature documentaries filmed? Do you have a passion for animals and the natural world? Well, how about combining your interests with film and photography to learn how to tell wildlife stories through media? On our course - the only one of its type in the UK - you can become a professional wildlife photographer and filmmaker. You'll learn to create polished, professional wildlife documentaries charting the relationship between humans and the natural world.Our foundation year will help you reach the right level for taking the rest of the degree, building a solid foundation of skills from which to expand upon. We will hone your skills in a diverse range of media, including photography, documentary film making and writing for wildlife media. Our course will develop your creativity in producing contemporary wildlife media, taking full advantage of the surrounding region to explore a diverse set of environments.Throughout the course you will explore the relationship between humans and the natural world, using our media facilities to produce top-quality content that plays a part in the understanding and conservation of the world's wildlife. You will be taught by practicing professionals and visiting practitioners who represent a wide range of production areas.**Your Career with a Wildlife Media Degree**The knowledge you gain from this degree will help advance you to the next stage of your media career. Whether you work as a freelance wildlife photographer or as a film-maker for a TV production company, you'll have the skills necessary to stand apart from the crowd, placing you in a highly valuable position for future employers.As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to produce wildlife media for a client. Our students' work is regularly screen at a number of different local venues, giving you the chance to expand your portfolio and achievements to help open up new opportunities after graduation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 103 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 196
    110 58%

    85th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    65th

    34
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    65th

    35

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