BA Adventure Filmmaking
Our location in West Wales is unique. Our film and media students have taken inspiration from the unspoilt beauty of the landscape and coastline, and the opportunities it presents to those interested in filming environment, wildlife, sports and culture.
Our classes are based in a purpose-designed suite in the University’s new Teaching and Learning Block, which while offering state-of-the-art facilities, affords views over the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The Adventure Filmmaking programme is unique in the UK, utilising the landscapes of West Wales, and the wide range of outdoor pursuits that take place in the region. There are fantastic opportunities to capture footage of extreme sports, sea life and wildlife, coastal and mountainous terrains, with input throughout the degree from professionals working in these fields.
Engagement with industry is embedded into all aspects of our programmes. This can take the form of work placements, projects for external clients, working on film projects, or engaging with the many professionals from industry who will be offering their expertise in the delivery of the programmes.
We are really fortunate to have the new headquarters of S4C, the Welsh broadcasting company, opening next door to our building next year. Yr Egin, as the media centre is called, offers a range of facilities, and great networking opportunities for our students with the companies who will use the centre. The input from media professionals associated with the centre has been really important to us, in ensuring that our degrees offer exactly what the contemporary industry requires from graduates.
Expeditions and field excursions are central to our degrees. They allow students to experience filming in a variety of locations and conditions, and understand the different demands of filming in a range of environments. These expeditions can be part of your assessed degree work, but we encourage students to attend the many additional trips that will be laid on throughout the year, often accompanied by specialist filmmakers.
West Wales has a great range of terrains, from coastal cliffs and beaches, to mountains, lakes and valleys. We also have regular trips to studios of major production companies, to give a real insight into working in industry. Students will also have the opportunity to experience work placements with these companies.
Students will be introduced to the core production and postproduction skills required to produce adventure-based film and media content. There will be a number of expeditions and projects, in addition to formal classes, which will allow students to experience working in a range of environments and areas.
These can range from extreme sports and motor sports, to wildlife filming, landscape and coastal filming, and aerial filming. As students progress, they can specialise in the area of their choice; by the final year, students can work on an individual major project in their chosen field, with expert input from leading practitioners.
Entrepreneurial and vocational skills are core to the student experience, enabling graduates to enter industry confidently as freelancers, and to promote and exhibit their work.
- Core Production Skills
- Understanding Film Technique
- Film Production
- Film Preproduction
- Student Expedition 1
- Documentary: Adventure, Wildlife and Environment
- Individual Film Production
- Health, Safety and Risk Assessment
- Film Analysis
- Student Expedition 2
- Adventure, Wildlife and Environmental Photography
- Aerial Filmmaking
- Major Project 1
- Major Project 2
- Client Project
- Entrepreneurship and Filmmaking
The Adventure Filmmaking degree is unique in the UK, with a wide variety of terrains and experiences close by, offering students a fantastic variety of filming opportunities.
This programme is designed to give students the specialized and vocational skills required to work in this dynamic and upcoming area of the film and photography industries.
No exams. Practical course work, essays, and pretentions.