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Film (Cinematography)

University of South Wales

12 months
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The Film (Cinematography) course at University of South Wales is a new opportunity to study film at Postgraduate level in Cardiff. The course provides a strong general grounding in the needs of the contemporary British Film and Television industry with opportunities to develop and hone key skills via multiple pathways that lead directly different career opportunities.


By combining these different disciplines, students gain the opportunity to collaborate with each other, with other USW students and with industry professionals to develop their skills to a higher level.

The Film (Cinematography) course at University of South Wales is designed specifically for students who wish to combine a broader education in the film & TV industry and general film making skills with building their Cinematography portfolio and skills.

Applicants who are unsure as to which pathway they should apply for are encouraged to contact the course team for an informal discussion before making an application. Should you choose to apply for more than one pathway, your portfolio should demonstrate your interest and experience in each individual area and therefore more than one portfolio may be required.


The course features a unique, in-depth work experience module with a local major film and tv industry employer as well as numerous opportunities for paid and unpaid work experience and shadowing with a broad range of screen industries companies.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Industry Studies
This module will give you an overview of the current film & TV production landscape in Wales, UK and beyond
  • Specialist Craft Practice/Advanced Specialist Craft Practice
This module will allow you to develop their skills to the industry standard in one key area of expertise
  • Industry Placement
You will undertake a four-week, in-depth placement with a key Wales-based production company
  • Collaborative Practice
This module will give you the opportunity to collaborate with fellow students from across the course and Faculty of Creative Industries on a short film
  • Production Project
You will work with industry professionals, practitioners, staff and fellow students from across USW on a substantial film project, utilising your chosen craft skill – Cinematography.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in a relevant discipline or appropriate professional qualification; or an HND/HNC and relevant experience; or equivalent international qualifications. Those without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, where prior experience will be taken into account.

Tuition Fee

  • TBC


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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