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.
The course is well established as the only one of its kind in the UK and has developed professional relationships with companies such as Wanderlust Action Films, Panasonic Lumix, and Olympus. These provide amazing industry connections and opportunities for students and graduates.
Do you speak Welsh? Forty credits of this course are available in Welsh. Get in touch for more details.
Tuition Fees 2022/23:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year
Why choose this course?
Our innovative course in Adventure Filmmaking is unique in the UK.
The degree programme has been developed with industry to prepare students for a contemporary filmmaking career.
Our beautiful location in West Wales provides a wide range of landscapes, wildlife, environmental, and sporting opportunities for production work.
Student work is focused on developing the practical and creative skills necessary to specialise in your chosen field.
A number of outdoors governing body awards are incorporated into modules, and other awards are provided at heavily subsidised rates.
We offer an extensive range of extracurricular activities including expeditions at cost price.
What you will learn
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 motorsports 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.
Year One – Level 4 (CertHE, DipHE & BA)
Adventure: A Risk Worth Taking? (20 credits; compulsory)
International Independent Study Abroad (60 credits; optional)
No exams. Practical course work, essays, and presentations.
Graduate Attributes Framework
This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework.
The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving.
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 programme.
Additional Course Costs
Compulsory outdoor kit bundle — approximately £230.
Fast SD card, hard drive.
Choice of optional expeditions ranging from £200-1000.
“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 have been absolutely incredible."
Bursary / Scholarship Information
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other available funding opportunities, please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.