This Film degree is a practical course that teaches students to tell powerful, original stories through film. At USW, we've been teaching film for over 50 years, and this exciting and creative film course concentrates on storytelling through moving images.

We teach documentary and fiction story-telling, and there is a clear practical emphasis that provides professional-level training, underpinned by academic content. Course content was developed with the industry, so you'll graduate with the creative ability and the skills to enter the workplace.

Our expertise in film making and the reputation of our alumni is acknowledged throughout the industry, and many sta? members are award- winning film makers who continue to work in the industry, including the BBC.

Our students benefit from industry-standard facilities at our newly enhanced Cardiff Campus, as well an on-site cinema that is available to students to screen their work, as well as hosting guest lectures and masterclasses. USW's Film degree is also part of Film & TV School Wales, which provides students with the skills and opportunities needed to work in today's exciting TV and film industry.

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Interview: An interview and portfolio are required for this course. Your portfolio should include a showreel/examples of film work and examples of written work, both essays and/or samples of scripts. The portfolio can include photographs, artwork, design projects, paintings, storyboards etc. You will also be required to complete a task for the interview. On one side of A4 paper, write a synopsis of your best idea (fiction) for the 5-minute film that you would like to make most. You may add sample storyboard/drawings for illustration, photographs, soundscapes, or even moving images, which may indicate your stylistic approach to the task. Your synopsis should introduce your subject (what you're really writing about), your main characters and your setting.Your synopsis should also clearly indicate how the story ends, and how the subject or characters are left resolved or clearly unresolved. Be clear, concise and keep your sentences short. We are looking for evidence of strong, imaginative ideas; clear description and communication through writing skills and illustration; an ability to explore, express and develop your ideas in the interview; and an understanding of some key aspects of cinema such as storytelling, visualisation and sound.

Typical A-Level Offer - BCC - CDD to include a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical Welsh BACC Offer - Pass the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Diploma with Grade C/D in the Skills Challenge Certificate and BC - CD at A Level with a relevant art and design subject (this is equivalent to 104-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical BTEC Offer - BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction Merit Merit - Merit Merit Pass in a relevant subject (this is equivalent to 112-80 UCAS tariff points).

Typical IB Offer - Pass the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 29 overall including 5 or above in English at standard level

Typical Access to HE Offer - Pass the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points

Additional Requirements - GCSEs: The University normally requires a minimum 5 GCSEs including Mathematics/Numeracy and English at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or their equivalent, but consideration is given to individual circumstances

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