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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Film & TV (Swansea College of Art)

UCAS Code: W610

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

120

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications and portfolio of work.

71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Film production

You will never become a great storyteller and filmmaker by just sitting in a classroom. You need to experience the world with all its beauty, quirks and complexities head-on. To help with that, we offer an exciting and intensive blend of teaching and practical sessions. You will be challenged to take your learning from the classroom to out there in the real world - this is where the teaching really begins.
So here at Swansea College of Art at UWTSD, you will be offered a unique learning environment offered nowhere else. You will learn story (from idea to visualisation to completion) in a variety of venues; cafes, churches, shops, carparks etc. Our philosophy is simple - if you never leave the classroom, you will always remain a student and although we have never met, we know that you are not going to university to graduate as a student filmmaker, but as a professionally minded filmmaker ready to conquer the world.

Modules

Year 1
Keywords: Emulate and experiment. During this year you will be expected to experiment with cinematic practices (camera, lighting, editing, writing etc). In modules such as Storyteller for the screen, Visual Studies, Film & TV Production and Post Production 1 you will be learning new approaches to storytelling in film & TV that will begin the hard process of trying to make your voice and contribution to film a truly unique one. The main production for this year will be on creating content either short film festivals and/or a YouTube web series.
Year 2
Keywords: Create and design. By year two, we will be expecting you to have already learnt a variety of storytelling techniques, so now we will be encouraging you to start producing exciting new pieces of work. We do not want to see clichés or fan fiction, but instead, we need to see new pieces that push the boundaries of narrative and aesthetic conventions. So in modules such as Creative Practices 3 & 4, you will have the opportunity to show off your new storytelling skills. The main production for this year will be on filming short genre films.
Year 3
Keywords: Challenge and explore. By year 3 in the modules Major Project 1 & 2, you will be turning your attention to your graduate films. This can be a single camera drama, documentary, series of music videos or adverts, or indeed a fashion film. Whatever it is, you will need to take your skills and knowledge of the first two years and start turning yourself from a student filmmaker into a professional one. This is not an option, but a requirement of your learning that you start showing us just how good you can be. The main production for this year will be the creation of a graduate film (10 minutes) and the running of the Copper Coast International Film Festival.

All modules are assessed by coursework.

Assessment methods

All assessment is based on 100% coursework. Students are expected to demonstrate their understanding in the form of practical project work. All practical work is project-based. Contextual Practices is also assessed on coursework in the form of essays and constitutes 20% of your coursework during years 1 & 2, with the dissertation constituting 25% of your final year marks.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

Extra funding

www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/

The Uni


Course location:

Dynevor, Swansea

Department:

Swansea College of Art

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

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Film production

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

57%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
78%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Cinematics and photography

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
91%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Design occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

A few years ago graduates from this subject were having a very hard time but things have improved a lot thanks to our active media, film and photographic industries - much the most common employers for this group. The most common jobs are in the arts — as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in journalism, in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' — having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Film production

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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