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Film courses at UCA

Film degrees
at UCA

If you dream of building a career in film making, production, acting, screenwriting or set and costume design, our film degrees will give you the knowledge and skills to succeed.

Here, you'll hone your skills and build your contacts from campuses that are perfectly located to provide you with valuable work experience and networking opportunities.

Meanwhile, you'll have all the industry-grade facilities you need to create amazing work on-site – including our dedicated Film and Media centre, where you'll find specialist facilities for audio and video capture, control rooms, a dubbing theatre, rehearsal and performance spaces.

When you enter the industry, you'll frequently come across fellow UCA alumni on set. Our film and television courses have produced Oscar and BAFTA-winners, and we're proud that our students regularly win awards for their work.

Plus, by partnering with BAFTA and Albert on the design of our Film Production degrees, we've ensured they contain all the essential training you need to launch your career with confidence.

 

Careers in
Film

What can you do with a degree in film? A lot of different things! Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, RSA Films, Jim Henson's Creature Shop and Cartoon Network, and our courses will prepare you to work in a range of fields including:

  • Acting
  • Screenwriting
  • Script supervision
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Production design
  • Camera operation
  • Sound design
  • Location management
  • Location sound recordist
  • Independent film making
  • Distribution
  • Exhibiting
  • DIT operation
  • Lighting and camera operation
  • Sound operation
  • Production management
  • Digital film editing
  • Digital visual effects
  • CGI animation
  • Sound design
  • Games design
  • Phone app creation
  • Flash animation
  • Experimental film and video creation
  • Installation artistry
  • digital photography
  • Prop, set or costume design
  • Product, prop and costume buying

Shooting stars

We're proud to say that many of our alumni have gone on to make high-profile careers in the film industry. Meet just a few of them here.

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Gareth Edwards took the box office by storm in 2014 as the director of the Godzilla reboot and went on to direct Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. His accolades include BAFTAs, British Independent Film Awards and Emmy nominations.

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William McGregor graduated in 2010 and has gone on to work as a director on Poldark, His Dark Materials, Misfits, One of Us and The Missing, winning Emmy, BAFTA and Cannes Lions awards.

Jose Viqueira
Jose Viqueira

"The course at UCA has taught me valuable knowledge and skills for my future career as a film director. With the combination of practical filming - getting to shoot in Super 16mm, for example – and film history and theory, you get a well-rounded grounding in filmmaking." Jose Viqueira, BA (Hons) Film Production

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