Adventure Filmmaking (BA)
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 in all aspects of our programme.
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.
This programme is designed to give students the specialised and vocational skills required to work in this dynamic area of the film and photographic industries.
The course is well established as the only one of its kind in the UK and has developed professional relationships with companies such as Wanderlust Action Films, Panasonic Lumix, and Olympus/OM-Digital. These provide amazing industry connections and opportunities for students and graduates.
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PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY
Adventure Filmmaking (BA)
UCAS Code: AF01
Apply via UCAS
Adventure Filmmaking (CertHE)
UCAS Code: AF06
Apply via UCAS
Adventure Filmmaking (DipHE)
UCAS Code: AF05
Apply via UCAS
How to apply
All applications to study for a full-time undergraduate degree programme are made through UCAS.
All our course come under the institution code T80
The Postgraduate programmes offer a range of options for study, including a Masters by Research degree and a Postgraduate Certificate.
Adventure Filmmaking (MRes)
Apply via UWTSD Postgraduate Application
Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year
Why choose this course
- Our innovative courses in Adventure Filmmaking are unique in the UK.
- The degree programmes have been developed with industry to prepare students for a contemporary filmmaking career.
- Our beautiful location in West Wales provides a wide range of landscapes, wildlife, environmental, and sporting opportunities for production work.
- Student work is focused on developing the practical and creative skills necessary to specialise in your chosen field.
What you will learn
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.
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 motorsports 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.
- Adventure A Risk Worth Taking
- Ecology of Adventure
- Learning in the Digital Era
- Introduction to Filmmaking
- Contemporary Challenges: Making a Difference
- Film Production
- Adventure, Wildlife and Environment Imaging
- Sustainable Journeys
- Understanding Adventure Leadership
- Changemakers: Creativity and Value Creation
- Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment
- Aerial Filmmaking
- Client Project
- Critical Incidents in Adventurous Activities
- Professional Practice
- Multiplatform Content
- Independent Project
No exams. Practical course work, essays, and presentations.
Creative Carmarthen, Graduates and Industry Links
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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.
Engagement with industry is embedded in all aspects of our programmes. This can take the form of work placements, projects for external clients, working on film projects, or engaging with many professionals from industry who will be offering their expertise in the delivery of the programmes.
Additional Course Costs
Compulsory Outdoor Kit Bundle- Approximately £230.
Fast SD card, Hard Drive.
Choice of optional expeditions ranging from £200-1000.
“My studies at UWTSD have allowed me to broaden and develop my skills and to learn and work within the growing creative industry in Wales. The course is amazing for aspiring individuals who wish to learn about new media practices and what the industry has to offer. The support and motivation that the lecturers have given me have been absolutely incredible."
Bursary / Scholarship Information
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other available funding opportunities, please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.