Do you have a passion for wildlife and the natural world? Are you interested in photography and filmmaking, and wondering how to become a wildlife photographer or filmmaker? On our wildlife media degree course, we’ll combine your interest with technical expertise and scientific knowledge. You'll learn the fieldcraft and naturalist skills to identify and track wildlife, together with the lens craft expertise to create sophisticated wildlife photography and film. Course Overview You will study wildlife biodiversity, habitat, and behaviour, alongside the theory and practice of film and photography. You will benefit from opportunities to work with leading industry professionals in a biodiverse World Heritage Site with regular field trips and visits. This wildlife media degree will both challenge and support you to produce your own short experimental films; plan photography exhibitions; film, edit and create your own documentaries; and plan and manage an expedition to a destination of your choice. Throughout your learning you will grow in confidence, developing and enhancing your personal skill set, working towards specialisms that match your interests and career ambitions. On this course you will
- Explore the world beyond the classroom through field trips and project work. Learn more about a wide variety of species, habitats and behaviours in the wild.
- Master complex technical and practical skills and develop sophisticated natural history knowledge, within the supportive and vibrant context of an arts institute community.
- Work with industry professionals, with strong links to employers locally, nationally, and globally. This includes Cumbria Wildlife Trust, RSPB, WWT, SSSI’s, and AONB to name a few.
- Develop a portfolio of work to display during public showcases e.g. online gallery exhibitions and the Vallum Gallery on campus. Engage in degree shows to celebrate the progress of your work.
- Media Craft Skills
- Developing Photography Practice
- Cultural Contexts
- Naturalist Skills
- Communicating the Natural World
- Collaborative Brief
- Interpreting Animal Behaviour for Media
- Wildlife Photography
- Natural History Filmmaking
- Professional Development
- Theory & Research Methods
- Graduate Project
- Minor Project
- The Application of Media in Conservation
- Festival and Exhibition
- Research Project
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Carlisle - Brampton Road
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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University of Cumbria
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University of Cumbria
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