Film & Visual Effects Degrees


Top in Wales for assessment in Film Production and Photography (Guardian University Guide 2024)

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Partnerships and links to major TV and film employers and studios

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Students have worked on major TV shows, including Sex Education and His Dark Materials

Hands On Learning

Work experience and placements give you real-world industry experience


Experience 'Action!'

Through Film & TV School Wales, we can offer students the best opportunities in the UK to build a successful career in film and TV. On our courses, you'll discover countless opportunities to build industry experience, networks and connections to help you transition from student to creative professional.  

Our students benefit from our unique contacts with leading industry companies and professionals, and the many opportunities that they gain from work placements, job opportunities and strong international exposure. 

Great Facilities

Film VFX Facilities

Students benefit from industry-standard film facilities, including dedicated, fully equipped HD film studios complete with lighting rigs, green screen and motion capture facilities, a black box studio, Avid HD and Adobe editing suites, Pro Tools sound editing and dubbing suite, and excellent screening facilities.

Film & TV School Wales

Film & TV school

Our courses form an integral part of Film and TV School Wales. Supported by the Welsh Government and industry bodies, including Channel 4, S4C, BAFTA Cymru and RTS Wales, the school forms a focal point for students who want to enter the creative industries in Wales.

Industry Links

Industry Links

We hold strong links with major film and TV industry employers, including Bad Wolf, the production company behind the critically-acclaimed drama, His Dark Materials, and A Discovery of Witches.


Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses


Putting the Spotlight on our Students

Each year we take time to celebrate the work of our Faculty of 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 Film and Visual Effects students.

Students from across the university have the opportunity to showcase their work to the masses and take pride in doing so. 

Take a look at what our students have worked on over the past year or so by viewing the Gradfest 2022 Film and VFX website page.


Discover the 'Diff

Cardiff is a modern capital city that will surprise you.

It’s the UK’s fastest growing major city and has been multicultural and cosmopolitan from the start. Here, you’ll find an amazing quality of life, more green space per person than any UK city, and fantastic people.

Cardiff is one of the most affordable cities in the UK too, so it’s perfect for cash-strapped students. There’s always something happening or new places to discover. From shopping and live sport to music, arts and history, there’s something for everyone and great company to do it with.

Cardiff is a popular student city that knows how to enjoy itself. Wherever you turn, you’ll find somewhere to eat, drink or dance the night away.


Explore USW.

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

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course. 

For those who can't attend an on-campus event, we run online and on-demand events. There's plenty of ways to discover what USW is all about.

Explore USW Open Days

Film Research

Influence Change

Joint first in the UK for impact out of 84 universities, our lecturers, who are often leaders in their field, design and inform our course content, ensuring you benefit from the latest knowledge and developments in your subject and beyond.

Research impacts your personal life and community too. The products you use, and even some of the live events you attend have been made possible by university research. 

Thanks to USW’s commitment to research, 75% of our Creative Industries research is regarded as being world leading or internationally excellent.

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Student life

student life

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