The UK has created some of the most influential and celebrated film and television productions in the world. With an estimated 261,000 jobs in the TV, film, radio and photography sector in 2017 – an increase of 24.1 per cent since 2011 – the industry has a broad spectrum of career opportunities for graduates (creativeindustries.co.uk).
Coming to UCA to study a film or television course gives you a creative environment in which you can learn and hone your skills. Our campuses are perfectly located to provide you with valuable opportunities for work experience and networking alongside top film and television professionals.
On each of our courses, our teaching staff will nurture your abilities and encourage you to aim high. Once you complete your degree, you’ll be able to step into the industry with a range of skills and experience, capable of problem-solving and creating original projects. Our graduates often come across fellow UCA alumni on sets and productions both nationally and internationally, and with our training you’ll be able to work alongside these inspirational creatives.
Our Film and Television courses have produced Oscar and BAFTA-winning filmmakers and animators, and we’re proud that our students regularly win awards in recognition of their work. Amongst our most high-profile alumni are director of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Godzilla, Gareth Edwards; director of Poldark, Misfits and One of Us, William McGregor; and Oscar-winning filmmaker, Arnold Schwartzman OBE.
Our Film Production courses at UCA Farnham are partners of:
Our TV Production course at the Maidstone TV Studios is accredited by:
Film & TV courses are available to study at the following locations;
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 what some of our students and graduates think about their time at UCA
"I chose the Farnham campus because I felt it had the best atmosphere of all the universities I went to and the course seemed really hands-on which was a big selling point. The university has a wonderful reputation for arts and I feel like I made the right choice as I was constantly surrounded by creative inspiring people throughout the course. "
"The experience on the course has been amazing and will be a memorable journey that I will not forget. Digital Film and Screen Arts (DFSA) offers photography, editing using professional edit suites such as Avid, Art, documentary, VFX, Animation, and DOP – Director of Photography. "