UCA has been named the number one specialist creative university in The Guardian Good University Guide 2018 and the Complete University Guide 2018, and you have the potential to achieve and create great things here. We produce Oscar and BAFTA winning filmmakers and animators, and we’re proud that our students regularly win awards in recognition of their work – including animators such as Michael Dudok de Witt and the creators of ‘Peppa Pig’ and ‘Hey Duggee’.
Our Film and TV courses have been ranked in the top 10 in the UK by the Guardian university league tables 2018 and are perfectly placed to provide a creative environment in which students can learn and hone their skills. The friendships students form often lead to collaborations across various creative disciplines, further enriching their knowledge.
On each of our courses, the staff team at UCA will nurture your abilities and encourage you to aim high. Some of our tutors have worked with Aardman Animation, the BBC, British Animation Awards, Channel 4, Disney, Game of Thrones, Steve McQueen and Sheffield Doc/Fest, and a number of staff and visiting professionals have BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, HBO and Discovery connections.
Whether you choose film, television or animation, you’ll join a team of graduates who leave UCA with professional skills and an understanding of teamwork in the workplace. You will apply advanced problem-solving skills to interpret briefs and translate them into original and imaginative output.
Film & TV courses are available to study at the following locations;
You can download the Film & TV Subject Guide to find out more about the courses we offer.
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Our Film & TV department has produced a host of distinguished alumni, including national award winners. Our famous alumni include William McGregor, director of the TV series Misfits (Channel 4) and Poldark (BBC), and Gareth Edwards, who directed Godzilla and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Recent graduates have gone on to work on Hollywood movies, BBC television programmes, and on projects with companies such as Cartoon Network, Boomerang, The Conran Design Group, Incentivated, M&C Saatchi Mobile, and Tiger Aspect Productions. Our film and TV graduates have gone on to work in a diverse range of roles, including:
With our excellent connections to the industry, UCA students have worked on major Hollywood productions such as Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart; HBO’s Game of Thrones; and Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley opposite Jude Law. We also have educational partnerships with the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House, technology pioneer Kodak and broadcasting organisations including BECTU, not to mention well-known film studios such as Pinewood Studios (home to the James Bond movies).
Our well-established industry connections include:
Find out where our Film & TV courses have taken some of our students
"Creative Arts for Theatre & Film taught me not only how to make props, sets and costumes, but to give life to each of them. Each item goes through its own back story, which makes you assess in-depth the storyline of a piece of film and theatre. "
"I am currently working as both an award-winning director for a London production company on shorts and music videos, and as a composer scoring for film, TV and mostly for trailers such as Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Zero Dark Thirty, which featured a score I created for Pantheon during my final year at UCA. "