Felicity Joyce, MA Cinema and Photography student

Felicity Joyce

What made you want to study your course at the University?

I wanted to do my course at Leeds as I thought it sounded really creative whilst still having a lot of theory. I also knew I wanted to live in a big city so that’s why I chose Leeds.

It may sound cliché but I have always loved watching films and going to galleries. I grew up working in my dad’s photography shop on Portobello Road, Notting Hill, and have grown a liking for all things film and photography ever since then.

What aspects of the course did you enjoy the most?  

I really enjoyed all the practical elements of the course, from making documentaries and taking photos in the studio. I also liked that the course covered really interesting theoretical topics such as Feminism. 

What would you say about Leeds as a city?

Leeds is possibly the best city to study in as it's incredibly affordable. You live within walking distance to the University and the city centre. It has a great night life and plenty of different restaurant options. The city is really multicultural and diverse which makes it a really friendly place to live.

What would you say about the learning facilities in your School and at the University in general?

The School of Media and Communication has amazing resources available. They are willing to go above and beyond to provide you with help and any equipment you need. The building is in prime location on campus and is a really nicely furnished building to go to work every day.

The staff at The School of Media and Communication are also so helpful and passionate, they just want everyone to succeed. They are committed to helping everyone and that really made my whole university experience much easier. 

What other activities are available for students to take part in outside of their studies, and which ones have you tried out yourself?

I was part of Leeds Student Radio Society, presenting an hour long radio show every Wednesday afternoon. It was great fun and a really interesting thing to have on your CV and a great way to make new friends.

What do you plan to do now you’ve finished your course, and how do you think the skills and knowledge you’ve developed at Leeds will help with these plans?

I am currently working as a video content producer for a big student brand. I learnt how to come up with a creative idea and make it fit the brief. I apply this daily with any project I am set. I also learnt different computer software at Leeds which I now use daily for work.