Media and Photography

Welcome to Media and Photography

Ever dream of turning your passion for the camera into a fulfilling profession? The University of Bolton will help you develop all the creative and practical expertise needed to build a successful career in media, photography and photojournalism. The University of Bolton has been ranked number one for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester by The Complete University Guide 2020 for the third year in a row.


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BA (Hons) Photography
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

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BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

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BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Media Production
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Photography
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA Applied and Community Arts (with Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA Arts Management
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

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BA (Hons) Photography with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Media Production with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Film and Media Production top-up
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Film and Media Production top-up
Part-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Fashion Photography
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Film and Media Production
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Film and Media Production with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) for Creative Industries: Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA Applied and Community Arts (with Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

MA Arts Management
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Film and Media Production
Part-time
Mode of study
54 months
Duration
96
UCAS Points

The University of Bolton

BA (Hons) Screenwriting and Media Production
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

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Our virtual show designed to promote and celebrate the creative work that has been produced by students from across the School of the Arts throughout this memorable academic year. Within the confines of lockdown, students have been exceptionally busy and have used their talents and determination to overcome the restrictions of recent months. “Unlocked” captures the huge energy and commitment of our students to creatively reach beyond the barriers behind which they have been living to achieve their goals.

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News

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40 Years of MTV

01 Apr 21

As MTV gets ready to celebrate 40 years in the business, we take a look back at the highlights, the low moments, and question whether MTV can survive another 40 years.

MTV was launched on the 1st of August...

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Recognising Bias in the Media

01 Apr 21

In light of the recent Prince Harry and Meghan Markle interview with Oprah Winfrey, media bias is something we’ve been discussing more and more. Below, we explore the role that bias plays in the media.

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Why Thinking Ahead is Important when Choosing your Media Production Courses

23 Feb 21

Why Thinking Ahead is Important when Choosing your Media Production Courses

Thinking about the future isn’t always easy, particularly when it comes to planning your career. You are expected to know what career yo...

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Just How Good are Modern Phone Cameras?

09 Feb 21

Just How Good are Modern Phone Cameras?

Phone cameras have come a long way since their first introduction to the world on the Sharp J-SH04 back in 2000 (which was sold only in Japan) and had an image ...

Award-winning photographer Phil Melia

Former Student Snaps Up Top Award

05 Oct 20

A former student at the University of Bolton has scooped a top national photographic award.
Phil Melia was named as one of the nation’s top lensmen in the 2020 Portrait of Britain competition.

He took his MA in International D...

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Still Not Applied? We Have Art, Design and Media Courses to Inspire

08 Sep 20

Working in graphic design or digital media is one of the most creatively-stimulating and rewarding careers to have. Whether you’re interested in studying Animation and Illustration, our

Testimonials

Robbie Nash

BA (Hons) Media, Writing and Production | 2017

"All the people that were in my year that graduated, they're going to be working in the industry, Contacts I know that are going to be building their way up. Give it five years and we'll have an unbelievable network of filmmakers and creatives. "

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Lee Schofield

Project Manager, Darts Corner | 2018

"Great news! We appointed Leighanna Dickinson for our summer work placement. She interviewed very well indeed and her performance in the practical activity was strong. Thanks to the team at the University of Bolton for all your support."

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Tanith Holloway

Photography | 2015

"After a false start in a different area of study, I found my way onto the photography programme. The first day was daunting, due to my lack of photographic experience, but with a full welcoming support and encouragement I’ve found my way.

With friendly and complete support from the tutors and technical staff our cohorts confidence and technical abilities has blossom to a high standard.

From producing work and our critiques there has been a growth confidence throughout my peers. Now we are able to rely on each other as support in all areas of the photographic experience."

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Barry Jewell

Photography | 2014

"The BA (Hons) and MA Photography have changed my life. The current MA course has given me that edge, making it possible to compete at a higher level and secure a job in photography. The MA in photography sends you down a new path – fun, interactive ands challenging. The BA course teaches you to take a photograph, but the MA teaches you what a photograph is."

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Stacey Johnson

BA (Hons) Media Production |

"All the Lecturers have industry experience and they know what they're talking about. "

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Kathyrn Berry

BA (Hons) Media, Writing & Production |

"Because it's a small university you get closer with people which is good when you're leaving university you've got contacts. "

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