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Filmmaking (BA)

Our BA Filmmaking degree is at the cutting edge of production techniques, creating graduates that are ready to contribute to that change.

Students learn to manipulate the important relationship between theory and practice to deliver original and engaging film content for the next generation of film and media industries. Our theory modules service the creative approach to producing films. Graduates will be equipped to engage with many aspects of the industry, from broadcast to freelance.

There are many opportunities within Wales and the UK for entrepreneurial filmmakers, and this programme is informed by the experience of industry practitioners and close relationships with companies.


Pathway Options

Filmmaking (BA)
UCAS Code:  FM01
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Certificate of Higher Education Filmmaking (CertHE)
UCAS Code:  FM06
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Diploma of Higher Education Filmmaking (DipHE)
UCAS Code:  FM05
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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

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Tuition Fees 2020/21:
£9,000 (Home/EU)
£11,850 (Overseas)

Why choose this course

  1. Our innovative courses in 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 filmmaking degree combines theory and practice to allow students to produce a creative and informed film and media content.

Students will also have the opportunity to engage with the media centre, Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, which is located next door to our teaching and learning building. This degree equips students with the specialist skills and knowledge to create content for contemporary film and media industry. Students will be guided through the principal aspects of pre-production, production and post-production techniques, before applying these in their own projects.

The emphasis on vocational skills and employability enables students to assemble a portfolio of work in the area of their specialism, enabling them to compete for employment in their chosen field. Entrepreneurial skills are also embedded into the programme, preparing graduates to work confidently as freelancers in today’s industry.

There are opportunities for work placements, and to produce work for large external clients, enabling students to begin building a network of industry contacts. Teaching will not be delivered through formal lectures, but through workshops and seminars, expeditions and projects, often involving industry professionals. There are also additional opportunities on offer throughout the year, for those who wish to gain extra experience to build up their portfolio and CV.

Module Topics

Year 1/ Level 4:

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

Year 2/ Level 5:

  • Individual Film Production
  • Live Project
  • Film Analysis
  • Professional Development
  • Adaptation 
  • Aerial Filmmaking

Year 3/ Level 6:

  • Major Project 1
  • Major Project 2
  •  Advanced Film Analysis
  • Entrepreneurship and Filmmaking
  • Multi-platform Content

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

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Key Information

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 the 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."

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.

Study Abroad Opportunities

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