The division of Film, Photography and New Media focuses on the still and moving image, whether generated digitally or through more traditional means.
The division houses undergraduate degrees, focused on either practice-based or study-based exploration of the moving image, as well as postgraduate awards.
Students benefit from teaching by an expert team of lecturers, many of whom come from professional careers and continue their practice through research projects at the University. Practical work is underpinned by theory and subject history is partnered with an awareness of contemporary developments in each respective medium.
The University of South Wales (USW) was formed in April 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. As one of Britain’s most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education, the University is among the top 10 campus universities in the UK by student number and attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from 120 countries. With over 30,000 students across five campuses, it was rated top for student support in the Times Higher Education Awards 2012. Note: some items in this collection may have been originally published on iTunes U by the University of Glamorgan.
Interview: Welsh Film Director Marc Evans
The role of the director as a creative visionary began in the theatre and extended into film making once films began to take on narrative form. Here, Welsh director Marc Evans talks about his experience of film making.
Cool on Release 1 - Dealing with the Writer: Omnibus
In this fictional case study, follow film producer Hal Prentice as he starts up a film project. He must ensure that he complies with the law in acquiring the rights to a story, or ‘property’ as it is termed legally.
Cool on Release 2 – Packaging and Finance: Omnibus
In this fictional case study, follow film producer Hal Prentice as he attempts to secure finance for his independent film.
Cool on Release 3 – Guiding Post Production: Omnibus
In this fictional case study, follow film producer Hal Prentice as he becomes involved in his film’s post-production. He needs to make both creative and business management dimensions to ensure that the film reaches its artistic and commercial goals.
Cool on Release 4 – Promote, Distribute and Exhibit: Omnibus
In this fictional case study, follow film producer Hal Prentice as he plans the promotion and distribution of his independent film.