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Adventure Filmmaking

The Adventure Filmmaking programme is unique in the UK, utilising the landscapes of West Wales, and the wide range of outdoor pursuits that take place in the region.

There are fantastic opportunities to capture footage of extreme sports, sea life and wildlife, coastal and mountainous terrains, with input throughout the degree from professionals working in these fields.

Engagement with industry is embedded in all aspects of our programme.

This can take the form of work placements, projects for external clients, working on film projects, or engaging with the many professionals from industry who will be offering their expertise in the delivery of the programmes. 

This programme is designed to give students the specialised and vocational skills required to work in this dynamic area of the film and photographic industries.

PATHWAY OPTIONS & HOW TO APPLY

Pathway Options

BA Adventure Filmmaking
UCAS Code:  AF01
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Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) Adventure Filmmaking
UCAS Code:  AF06
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Diploma of Higher Education ( DipHE) Adventure Filmmaking
UCAS Code:  AF05
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How to apply

All applications to study for a full-time undergraduate degree programme are made through UCAS.

All our course come under the institution code T80

The Postgraduate programmes offer a range of options for study, including a Masters by Research degree and a Postgraduate Certificate.

MRes Adventure Filmmaking

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Course Length:
3 Years Full-time
6 Years Part-time

Why choose this course

  1. Our innovative courses in Adventure Filmmaking are unique in the UK.
  2. The degree programmes have been developed with industry to prepare students for a contemporary filmmaking career.
  3. Our beautiful location in West Wales provides a wide range of landscapes, wildlife, environmental, and sporting opportunities for production work.
  4. Student work is focused on developing the practical and creative skills necessary to specialise in your chosen field.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The Adventure Filmmaking programme is unique in the UK, utilising the landscapes of West Wales, and the wide range of outdoor pursuits that take place in the region. There are fantastic opportunities to capture footage of extreme sports, sea life and wildlife, coastal and mountainous terrains, with input throughout the degree from professionals working in these fields.

Expeditions and field excursions are central to our degrees. They allow students to experience filming in a variety of locations and conditions, and understand the different demands of filming in a range of environments. These expeditions can be part of your assessed degree work, but we encourage students to attend the many additional trips that will be laid on throughout the year, often accompanied by specialist filmmakers.

West Wales has a great range of terrains, from coastal cliffs and beaches, to mountains, lakes and valleys. We also have regular trips to studios of major production companies, to give a real insight into working in industry. Students will also have the opportunity to experience work placements with these companies.

Students will be introduced to the core production and postproduction skills required to produce adventure-based film and media content. There will be a number of expeditions and projects, in addition to formal classes, which will allow students to experience working in a range of environments and areas.

These can range from extreme sports and motor sports to wildlife filming, landscape and coastal filming, and aerial filming. As students progress, they can specialise in the area of their choice; by the final year, students can work on an individual major project in their chosen field, with expert input from leading practitioners.

Modules

Year 1/ Level 4:

  • Core Production Skills
  • Understanding Film Technique
  • Film Production
  • Film Preproduction
  • Student Expedition 1
  • Health, Safety and Risk Assessment

Year 2/ Level 5:

  • Individual Film Production
  • Adventure, Wildlife and Environmental Photography
  • Film Analysis
  • Student Expedition 2
  • Documentary: Adventure, Wildlife and Environment
  • Aerial Filmmaking

Year 3/ Level 6:

  • Major Project 1
  • Major Project 2
  • Client Project
  • Entrepreneurship and Filmmaking
  • Multiplatform Content
Assessment

No exams. Practical course work, essays, and presentations.

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Entry Criteria

120 UCAS Points

Career Opportunities

Entrepreneurial and vocational skills are core to the student experience, enabling graduates to enter industry confidently as freelancers and to promote and exhibit their work.

Engagement with industry is embedded in all aspects of our programmes. This can take the form of work placements, projects for external clients, working on film projects, or engaging with many professionals from industry who will be offering their expertise in the delivery of the programmes.

Additional Costs

£300-500 for hard drive, memory card, outdoor clothing, excursions.

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Lowri Bevan

“My studies at UWTSD have allowed me to broaden and develop my skills and to learn and work within the growing creative industry in Wales. The course is amazing for aspiring individuals who wish to learn about new media practices and what the industry has to offer. The support and motivation that the lecturers have given me has been absolutely incredible."

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