Welcome to Cardiff Campus

Creative and innovative courses


A purpose-built city-centre campus


Industry links and masterclass events

Industry Employers On Your Doorstep

Inspiring spaces to study and socialise

Study and Learn in Cardiff


Your creative future starts at the University of South Wales.

Our Cardiff campus is home to a vibrant and creative community, from Games and Design, to Fashion and Film. Placing emphasis on practical and/or work-simulation learning, we aim to create students who are creative-on-demand and job-ready, and provide opportunities to work and collaborate with industry partners, such as ITV Cymru Wales, BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Drama, Badwolf, Cloth Cat, Blue Stag and many more.

Cutting edge equipment and creative, professional spaces for you to master your art.

The Cardiff campus truly is a sight to behold. Inside you'll find a range of dedicated, thought-out spaces that strike the perfect balance of studying and socialising. It is also in the perfect location allowing us to collaborate with some of the best employers in South Wales.

We've invested in the latest technology, software and equipment to ensure that you are regularly using and learning in the same facilities that you would within industry and have plenty of dedicated spaces for students to collaborate on projects.

Open days


Join us at an open day or live event and discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales.

Getting Here


Set in the heart of Cardiff City Centre, the campus is easily reached by car and has excellent public transport links. 


cardiff campus and accommodation

Living in Halls is a big part of the student experience – it’s much more than just a place to stay and we can make you feel right at home.

Celebrating our students

Each year we take time to celebrate the work of our Creative Industry students through a festival called 'Gradfest'. 

This dedicated festival is home to project work, blogs, videos, social posts and so much more from our students and graduates. Students from across the university have the opportunity to showcase their work to the masses and take pride in doing so. 

Our talented students and graduates have won Oscars and designed sets for BAFTA and won awards such as the Welsh Music Prize, the Pencil Award at the D&AD New Blood Awards, and even made the coveted Breakthrough Brits list.

His Dark Materials - Badwolf / BBC

More than 40 students and graduates from the University's Film and TV School worked on the BBC production of the epic and hit TV drama, His Dark Materials.

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Sex Education 2 - Eleven Film / Netflix

Over 20 students and graduates have had the chance to work on the critically acclaimed Netflix series 'Sex Education' thanks to the USW TV and Film School close industry links to 'Eleven Film'.

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Immersed! Festival

Immersed! Festival is a unique music festival which takes place year. It is curated, planned and executed by USW Popular and Commercial Music students.

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Cardiff is a capital city full of history, creativity and adventure.

Our capital city is full of things to do, whether you're into shopping, partying, sporting or anything in between. We have everything from lush green spaces that are perfect for relaxing study breaks, to intimate arcades filled with hidden coffee shops and boutiques and huge arenas that host everything from famous comedians to your favourite pop stars. You'll never be short of things to do with your new university friends.

Cardiff is also known to be one of the most affordable cities in the UK for students. So what are you waiting for?



We run a whole heap of Creative Industry events across all subjects. 

This includes masterclasses of a range on topics, Q+A sessions with professionals, and chances to network with industry experts. Check out what Creative Industry Events are coming up.

Chat to Students

Denika - Sports and Societies

Have questions? Chat to a student who's been there and got the USW t-shirt.

Want to know a bit more about the feel of the campus, or perhaps you have questions about Cardiff as a place to live? Our Unibuddies are here to answer your questions. Ask away!

Getting Here

Cardiff Campus

Get information on where you can find us and what you can do when you visit.

Explore Cardiff

Students at Cardiff Campus

Live life loud or take it at your own pace, Cardiff  is a city that has something for everybody.

Open Days

Open Days Bloggers

Ready to book on to an open day or live event and discover the opportunities awaiting you? 


Apply to USW

Ready to apply? We can't wait to welcome you to the #USWFamily. You can apply via UCAS or USW.