Student with camera and light

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.

Key Facts

UCAS Code: FM01
Course Length:
3 years FT / 6 years PT

Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts
Contact Name:
Brett Aggersberg
Contact Email:

The Filmmaking degree offers students the opportunity to develop the skills required for contemporary industry and to engage with media production companies.

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.

The Filmmaking degree equips students with the specialist skills and knowledge to create content for the contemporary film and media industry. Students will be guided through the principal aspects of preproduction, production and postproduction techniques, before applying these in their own projects. 

The emphasis upon vocational skills and employability enables students to assemble a portfolio of work in the area of their specialism, enabling them to compete for employment in their chosen field. Entrepreneurial skills are also embedded into the programme, preparing graduates to work confidently as freelancers in today’s industry.

There are opportunities for work placements, and to produce work for large external clients, enabling students to begin building a network of industry contacts.

Teaching will not be delivered through formal lectures, but through workshops and seminars, expeditions and projects, often involving industry professionals. There are also additional opportunities on offer throughout the year, for those who wish to gain extra experience to build up their portfolio and CV.

Year 1:

  • Core Production Skills
  • Understanding Film Technique
  • Film Production
  • Film Preproduction
  • Film History
  • Digital Platforms

Year 2:

  • Individual Film Production
  • Live Project
  • Film Analysis
  • Professional Development
  • Film and Media in the Celtic Nations
  • Aerial Filmmaking

Year 3:

  • Major Project 1
  • Major Project 2
  • Adaptation
  • Entrepreneurship and Filmmaking Multiplatform Content

The Filmmaking degree offers students the ability to specialize in the production area of their choice, and to gain the employability skills required by industry.

The Filmmaking degree combines theory and practice to allow students to produce creative and informed film and media content. Students will also have the opportunity to engage with the media centre Yr Egin, which is located next door to our building.

No exams. Practical course work, essays, and pretentions.

  • BA Adventure Filmmaking
  • PgCert  Adventure Filmmaking
  • MRes Adventure Filmmaking
  • MA Adventure Filmmaking
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