Filmmaking, Animation and Photography

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Bring your ideas to life in an environment that encourages and supports your talent and development. With input from industry experts, our filmmaking, animation and photography courses will prepare you to step into roles across the creative sector. 

4th

out of 68 universities in the UK for our Film Production and Photography courses (Guardian University Guide 2022).

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Filmmaking, Animation and Photography

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BA(Hons) Animation

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Bristol is a centre of animation production excellence in Europe. You’ll be taught by a team with extensive commercial animation experience and tap into our strong links with major animation companies. Based at Bower Ashton Studios, part of our City Campus, you’ll benefit from a vibrant, collaborative environment, with access to exceptional specialist facilities.

BA(Hons) Animation with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) in Art and Design and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree.

Bristol is a centre of animation production excellence in Europe. You’ll be taught by a team with extensive commercial animation experience and tap into our strong links with major animation companies. Based at Bower Ashton Studios, part of our City Campus, you’ll benefit from a vibrant, collaborative environment, with access to exceptional specialist facilities.

BA(Hons) Filmmaking

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This is a production-based degree – you’ll learn by making. Working with award-winning film directors, screenwriters and producers, you’ll have access to exceptional facilities, develop drama and documentary storytelling skills, and explore filmmaking for the 21st century by applying cutting-edge techniques.

BA(Hons) Film Studies

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BA(Hons) Film Studies enhances your understanding and enjoyment of cinema.

You'll study more than a century of American, British and world cinema, and learn about the social, cultural and economic factors that influence film.

Examine film criticism, marketing and festivals, and explore how film is produced and consumed.

Learn from leading academics. Explore different styles and forms of filmmaking, from contemporary blockbusters and indie movies, to documentaries, silent shorts and avant-garde experiments. Focus on the areas of film that most interest you.

Bristol is a creative hub for film and the arts, and our staff have strong relationships with local organisations, including the Watershed Media Centre, the Arnolfini and the Cube Microplex.

BA(Hons) Film Studies with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree.

BA(Hons) Film Studies enhances your understanding and enjoyment of cinema. You'll study more than a century of American, British and world cinema, and learn about the social, cultural and economic factors that influence film. Examine film criticism, marketing and festivals, and explore how film is produced and consumed. Learn from leading academics. Explore different styles and forms of filmmaking, from contemporary blockbusters and indie movies, to documentaries, silent shorts and avant-garde experiments. Focus on the areas of film that most interest you.

Bristol is a creative hub for film and the arts, and our staff have strong relationships with local organisations, including the Watershed Media Centre, the Arnolfini and the Cube Microplex.

BA(Hons) Photography

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Bristol is one of the most vibrant and creative cultural cities in the UK with excellent opportunities. Our City Campus offers exceptional facilities and a collaborative environment to explore your passion for photography. Look forward to intensive workshops to build your skills, talks from leading creative professionals, live project briefs and opportunities to take part in international exchange programmes. Developing your creative photographic practice, you’ll work on projects in still and moving imagery, and be equipped to take advantage of exciting opportunities in contemporary lens-based media. We’ll support you to discover your individual visual style and develop a compelling portfolio.

BA(Hons) Photography with Foundation Year

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You will study a Foundation Year (Year Zero) in Art and Design and on successful completion you will begin Year One of the main degree.

Bristol is one of the most vibrant and creative cultural cities in the UK with excellent opportunities. Our City Campus offers exceptional facilities and a collaborative environment to explore your passion for photography. Look forward to intensive workshops to build your skills, talks from leading creative professionals, live project briefs and opportunities to take part in international exchange programmes. Developing your creative photographic practice, you’ll work on projects in still and moving imagery, and be equipped to take advantage of exciting opportunities in contemporary lens-based media. We’ll support you to discover your individual visual style and develop a compelling portfolio.

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