Press Releases 2014-2015

UWTSD Students Film Documentary in Paris


University of Wales Trinity Saint David students and staff travelled to Paris during March this year on an educational field trip.

The trip comprised of BA Digital Film & Television Production students and staff from the Swansea College of Art. The group travelled to Paris during March this year to start filming a documentary that examines the psychological aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks of January.

Students filmed in key locations across Paris and also interviewed eye-witnesses to the terror attacks.  The documentary, entitled ‘Je ne sais pas pourqoui’ will continue into the new academic year 2015/16.

Timi O’Neill who teaches on the Digital Film & Television Production course and organized the trip said:

"Educational visits such as this challenges the student to take the knowledge and technical skills discussed within classes/workshops and to apply them in a real world situation. This is the best way to make the transition from a film student to a film practitioner.”

Nick Perry, 1st year Digital Film & Television Production student said:

"Paris was a great opportunity to put into practise previously learned skills and to use them in a real-time scenario. The Paris trip was always going to be a challenge but one that was embraced and conquered. The team managed to get a good amount of quality interviews from a cross section of the population in Paris."

 Kristiane Korneliussen, 1st year Digital Film & Television Production student said:

“The Paris trip was a great learning experience where we had a say in all parts of the production. Taking part in the production from day one made it easier to analyse and see where we made mistakes and how to improve next time. For me, the Paris trip was the best experience from this year.”

The BA Digital Film & Television Production programme embraces the demands of the contemporary film and TV industries, looking forwards to future developments yet steeped in traditional filmmaking techniques. Building on close industry connections, the course aims for students to develop the technical, creative and professional skills necessary to forge careers in film and television.

The course has been designed to provide graduates with the necessary technical skills, creative abilities and professional attitude relevant to those wishing to work in the film and television industries.

The course is highly practical, with 80% being practice-based and 20% theoretical. The course provides training and guidance in the fundamental technical skills of current digital film and television production from camerawork and sound recording to editing and post-production. The course also provides students with an understanding of the many roles in the production process by taking a multi-skilled approach while also giving students the opportunity to specialise later on. As an established Avid academic partner with an in-house Avid certified instructor, we are able to offer students the opportunity to gain certification in professional editing packages for those preparing for careers in high-end film and television editing.

Note to Editor

  1. For more information please contact Sara Jones, PR and Communications Officer, on 07449 998 478 or via email at
  2. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University
  3. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University
  4. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014