The Film & TV degree course at UWTSD Swansea will you to make that leap from being a film student to applying for that first job in film & TV. Whether you are studying A-Level English, photography, history, design, or a creative media course, our aim is to get you ready to start your career once you finish with us - we will even be asking you to apply for jobs in your first term. But your journey starts and ends with creative storytelling – and as any creative professional will tell you, the story is the most essential part of any creative practice. With help from our storytelling specialisms in script design, directing performers, cinematic & photographic design, story research, and sound design, you will be taught how to build an effective production around a core story idea. We put you at the centre of the learning, and this means we encourage you to experiment in a range of stories from drama, documentary, photo films, music, fashion films to online content. This process of experimenting will help you to perfect your own unique style of storytelling. Without experimenting, you end up producing boring, predictable, and very forgettable films.
Year One – Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BA) • Applied Storytelling Practice 1 (20 credits; compulsory) • Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Investigating Spaces (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Textual Practices 1 (10 credits; compulsory) • The Storyteller (10 credits; compulsory) • Ways of Perceiving (10 credits; compulsory) • Ways of Thinking (10 credits; compulsory). Year Two – Level 5 (Dip HE & BA) • Applied Storytelling Practice 2 (20 credits; compulsory) • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Designing the Story (10 credits; compulsory) • Learn to Love Solitude (20 credits; compulsory) • Research in Context (10 credits; compulsory) • Research in Practice (10 credits; compulsory) • Textual Practices 2 (10 credits; compulsory). Year Three – Level 6 (BA) • Graduate Project (40 credits; compulsory) • Graduate Project Pitch (20 credits; compulsory) • Independent Project (40 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • The Film Festival (20 credits; compulsory).
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
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