Filmmaking programmes are based at Bower Ashton Studios, part of the City Campus. Exceptional facilities and resources include digital media studios and production and fabrication workshops offering traditional tools and the latest technology.
On the production-based degree, students learn by making. Teaching teams work at the cutting edge of contemporary media practice, with high levels of practical experience and expertise. Students attend lectures and seminars at the Arnolfini and Watershed. Develop drama and documentary storytelling skills by developing advanced craft techniques used in the professional media. Gain an in-depth understanding of culture and context.
The courses push boundaries, intellectually and imaginatively. Students explore filmmaking for the 21st century through development of eclectic short form projects that span the vast opportunities for audience and presentation in the modern industry. Build the knowledge to navigate the industry as it changes over the next 10 to 20 years by applying cutting-edge techniques.
The City Campus is a creative powerhouse. It spans across Bristol and is made up of Bower Ashton and renowned contemporary arts centres Spike Island, Arnolfini and Watershed.
The UWE Bristol School is well poised offering a wide range of undergraduate and post graduate programmes that align with the needs of the film and television production communities, including Business Management, Accountancy, Finance and Law.
The city boasts a strong, skilled-pool of locally-based crew and facilities companies, which includes award-winning freelancers, production and post-production companies. Our strong industry contacts include the BBC, Channel 4, Plimsoll, ITV, Aardman, Films@59, and Bottle Yard Film Studios. They provide ongoing professional input and work experience opportunities.
Their multi-skilled graduates go on to work in the creative industries for a range of media and multimedia production companies - as researchers, camera operators, editors, assistant directors/producers, mixers, graders and cinematographers.