Film & TV (Swansea College of Art)

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)
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Course summary

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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.

Course details


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 method

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.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeW610
Institution code T80
Campus nameDynevor, Swansea
Campus codeV

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £11500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Film & TV (Swansea College of Art) at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS