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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.
The MArts (4-Year) option of our Film & TV Degree course is designed to offer the opportunity to both gain a Master's degree and to negotiate that often problematic transition into industry. Core modules in research, communication, and entrepreneurship provide the framework in which the student can engage with industry via an outward-facing project. Examples might include: starting your own production company; working with an existing company on a feature film; or, completing one or more work placements with companies based around a specialism.
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.
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.
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.
The fourth year is designed to further develop and enhance individual practice and to prepare you to enter work in the professional world of Film & TV.
Level 7 Modules
The Thought Experiment
Advanced Critical Thinking
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
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|Campus name||Dynevor, Swansea|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|