Film & TV
Right: Vivien Lau Wee Na, UCA Rochester.
Cover: Andre Tomlin, Nathan Clancy, Steven Munday, Phoebe Kimambo, UCA Farnham.
Film & TV
You have the potential to achieve and create great things studying here at UCA. We produce Oscar and BAFTA winning filmmakers and animators, and we’re proud that our students regularly win awards in recognition of their work. Our Film and TV courses are perfectly placed to provide a creative environment in which students can learn and hone their skills. The friendships students form often lead to collaborations across various creative disciplines, further enriching their knowledge. Our BA (Hons) Film Production and Film & Digital Art students, for example, are based in Farnham. The campus sits on the doorstep of Bourne Woods, where films like Jurassic World 2, Harry Potter, Avengers, Thor, Mission Impossible, Gladiator and many others have been filmed. You’ll study in this inspirational area, taking on key production and post-production roles for your collectively produced films. Farnham is also the home of our BA (Hons) Animation course, which has a long history of producing successful award-winning animators, such as Michael Dudok de Witt’s film, The Red Turtle, and the creators of Peppa Pig and Hey Duggee. It’s also where our Journalism and Media department is based, featuring state-of-theart television studios and a wealth of industry experience amongst the academic staff.
Our BA (Hons) Television Production course is taught at the UK’s biggest working television studio in Maidstone, which regularly produces shows like Later… with Jools Holland. You’ll be provided with work experience opportunities on network television and independent productions, the professional environment enabling graduates from this course to consistently find professional positions within the industry. Our BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts course is taught from our Rochester campus and will train you visually and technically to become a skilled CGI artist and animator. On each of our courses, the staff team at UCA will nurture your abilities and encourage you to aim high. Our tutors have worked with the likes of Aardman Animation, the BBC, British Animation Awards, Channel 4, Disney, Game of Thrones, Steve McQueen and Sheffield Doc/Fest, and a number of staff and visiting professionals have BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, HBO and Discovery connections.
Film production studios, UCA Farnham
“When I was at school I was an undiagnosed dyslexic, so I always struggled with academic work. At the age of 15, I started getting into photography and I did quite well at it so I was naturally drawn to it. I also loved writing fiction and I’d often spend hours a night writing novels after school. “I chose film in college because I enjoyed watching them and my passion grew for it over the next few years. By the time it came to university, I was convinced that studying film was for me. It was fun telling stories without having to write. “To be honest the thing I enjoyed most on my course at UCA was being on set. I’ve been so lucky as I have managed to travel a lot for the projects I’ve made. Getting on the road with your friends and staying in other places and meeting people is a lot of fun. Some of my friends on my course went to Hong Kong and Spain – the opportunities are endless!”
Emma Gilbertson BA (Hons) Film Production, UCA Farnham Graduated 2017
Samantha Dennard, UCA Maidstone Studios
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BA (Hons) Animation
BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts
UCA Farnham 3 and 4 year routes available
Emma O’Hara, UCA Farnham
Deanna Crisbacher, UCA Rochester
Animation is one of the most significant and rapidly expanding media fields. An enormous range of career opportunities exist in animation, from the traditional techniques of animation storytelling to drawn, model and CGI animation.
With a focus on storytelling and production design, this course allows you to build worlds and bring characters to life.
In your first year on this course, you’ll be introduced to and begin to develop key concepts and critical debates in media, visual and cultural theory central to moving image and animation in particular. Alongside this, units such as Digital Skills and Drawing for Animation will teach you the fundamental skills of animation, encouraging you to experiment, work on your skills and begin to find your voice within storytelling. These techniques will be further developed as you enter the second year, accompanied by a deeper understanding of the cultural context of animation. You’ll begin to specialise in your chosen medium ahead of your third year, where you’ll undertake your final piece and dissertation. As a long-established degree course, you can benefit from our extensive network of industry connections and exciting work-placement opportunities.
In the first year, we’ll introduce you to lifedrawing, animation fundamentals, and Autodesk Maya – essential skillsets that will develop over your three years as the building blocks of your projects. You’ll come to understand the principles of production design and storytelling, and become familiar with the ‘animation pipeline’ – the multiple creative processes by which a story idea ‘on paper’ becomes a completed computer-generated animation ‘on screen’. In the second year, you’ll advance your expertise with 3D modelling, animation and character design, while the Collaboration unit gives you the opportunity to work as a team with classmates in the production of an animated short. In your final year, your skills, experience and creativity combine as you produce an original computer animated film from your own brief. You’ll graduate from Computer Animation Arts as a skilled artist in both 2D and 3D production.
Members of CILECT – The International Association of Film and Television Schools
Members of CILECT – The International Association of Film and Television Schools. Accredited by Creative Skillset
Twitter: @ucaanimation Instagram: @Farnhamanimation
Duration: 3 years full-time UCAS code: C93/W615/F UCAS tariff points: 112
Duration: 3 years full-time UCAS code: C93/W281/R UCAS tariff points: 112
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Duration: 4 years full-time UCAS code: C93/W617/F UCAS tariff points: 64
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BA (Hons) Film & Digital Art
BA (Hons) Film Production
UCA Farnham 3 and 4 year routes available
Jonathan Williams, UCA Farnham
Directed by Harry Brafman, UCA Farnham
Film & Digital Art offers a real alternative to traditional film production courses and is ideally suited to the fast-changing world of high-definition and web-optimised video, or to those interested in artistic production. The course will give you broad and transferable skills in an increasingly complex and competitive digital culture.
This course teaches through ‘learning by doing’ with a 75% practical and 25% theoretical programme. From the very beginning, you’ll become part of a close-knit creative team, making films exactly as you would in the film industry.
In the first year, you’ll be introduced to key concepts of historical and contemporary visual culture whilst developing skills in film language, sound recording, post-production and research methods. In the second year, you’ll advance your practical skills whilst investigating their relationship with fine art theories and the proliferation of digital technology. Your imaginative productions could take the form of projected installations, multiscreen work, documentary, photography, animation, dance film and much more. In the final year, you’ll showcase your skills and interests and establish your future goals by proposing your own major project to lead a career in the creative industries, such as an entrepreneur or start-up, a fine art practice or postgraduate study. Twitter: @UCA_DFSA
In the first year, you’ll be introduced to the world of film, exploring practical, theoretical and ethical problems associated with the representation of people or places using digital media. You’ll explore screen storytelling, focusing on the role of the screenwriter, understanding how filmmakers tell their stories and producing a fiction film as a group on 16mm. You’ll be able to consider the roles on a film production in your second year, with the opportunity to choose a specialism – screenwriting, producing, directing, cinematography, editing, sound, production design or visual effects. You’ll take on that role in a bigger production of a short fiction film as part of a larger group, develop your knowledge of film history and work on a documentary project. In the final year, you’ll work on a portfolio of projects, including contribution to a major film project, and develop a professional profile. You will also work on a self-directed Extended Research Project. Members of CILECT – The International Association of Film and Television Schools.
Duration: 3 years full-time UCAS code: C93/W690/F UCAS tariff points: 112
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Duration: 3 years full-time UCAS code: C93/W600/F UCAS tariff points: 112
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Duration: 4 years full-time UCAS code: C93/W618/F UCAS tariff points: 64
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BA (Hons) Television & Media Production
Journalism studetnts on campus, UCA Farnham
Our Journalism & Media Production degree will give you essential journalistic and technical skills sought by the world’s biggest media organisations.
This course will enable you to create engaging stories for radio, television and online studio production.
In the first year, you’ll be introduced to research techniques and how to create a factual story using sound and moving image. You’ll learn to develop your own online presence, the home of your content that you produce and the blogs that you write. In your second year, you’ll learn about content production, producing packages across multiple platforms, planning and producing news bulletins in a realistic newsroom environment. You’ll understand the importance of media law and how this knowledge will help you secure employment. The year includes a five-day work placement to begin putting what you’ve learned into practice. In your third year, using the theoretical work you’ve completed so far and will undertake a major piece of research with your dissertation. You’ll continue to develop and hone your live broadcasting skills within the newsroom environment, will undertake your final major project and will complete ten days’ work experience in the industry.
Duration: 3 years full-time UCAS code: C93/W902/F UCAS tariff points: 112
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BA (Hons) Journalism & Media Production
The first year of the course will introduce you to research techniques and creating engaging factual stories. You’ll learn how to record and edit audio suitable for broadcast, create a moving image project and develop your own online presence. The second year will see you work in the multicamera television studio to remake a scene from TV, and within a group make a fiction or drama documentary production on location. You’ll choose to either develop your writing skills, or specialise in an area of production as director, producer, camera operator or editor. Your practical work will be underpinned by your theoretical knowledge and a look at the cultural and social theories that inform debates around the media today. In your final year, you’ll combine the skills you have developed throughout the course into a substantial body of work, including the proposal and creation of your final major project, alongside a professional portfolio for industry and your dissertation.
Duration: 3 years full-time UCAS code: C93/P321/F UCAS tariff points: 112
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BA (Hons) Television Production
BA (Hons) Theatre Design
Maidstone Television Studios
Cheyenne Joseph, UCA Maidstone Studios
Catherine Barron, UCA Rochester
Taught at Maidstone Television Studios and UCA Rochester, this practical course offers you the unique opportunity to study television and film production in one of the UK’s leading TV studios.
On each year of this course, you’ll learn design skills; practical making skills needed to develop concept and interpretation through to modelled form; how to design and make scaled scenic elements, props, and costume; and learn about the various approaches to staging performance.
In the first year, you’ll dive straight into production with the Script to Screen unit, where you’ll write an original short screenplay and produce a short film from it. You’ll be introduced to the television centre, learn how to use our filmmaking equipment and familiarise yourself with the environment. In the second year, you’ll begin to explore other aspects of television production, such as TV news, and live programming. You’ll have the option of researching, planning and producing a short film adaptation or undertaking an industrial placement, gaining professional and valuable experience from a live environment. In your final year, you’ll produce a dissertation, a self-directed research piece demonstrating your understanding of the theoretical context of television production. Alongside this, you’ll focus your individual practice through the Pre-Production and Production units, culminating in a final major project.
Supported by our experienced and knowledgeable staff, you’ll be encouraged to experiment with the visual and material when designing and making. Alongside these essential tools, you’ll also develop a thorough theoretical understanding of culture through the units Cultural Contexts and Practice in Context, examining, reflecting and writing about aspects of design, both historical and contemporary. You can explore an exciting range of opportunities to put what you’ve learned into practice via commissioned projects and work placement within the latter part of Year 2. As you progress through to your final year you’ll have the option to choose a specialism, encouraging the development of your personal interests within design for theatrical performance.
Members of CILECT – The International Association of Film and Television Schools. Twitter: @ucatvproduction Instagram: @ucatvproduction
Duration: 3 years full-time UCAS code: C93/P311/R UCAS tariff points: 112
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Duration: 3 years full-time UCAS code: C93/W440/R UCAS tariff points: 112
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The UK’s creative industries are growing faster than at any other time in history, generating nearly £92 billion a year in revenue for the UK economy¹. Thanks to tax relief incentives for film, TV and theatre productions, many producers are choosing the UK as a top destination to develop their projects where demand for graduates is at an all-time high.
Our film and TV students go on to work in a diverse range of roles, including: –– Directors
Our famous alumni include William McGregor, director of the TV series Misfits (Channel 4) and Poldark (BBC), and Gareth Edwards, who directed Godzilla (2014) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).
With our excellent connections to the industry, UCA students have worked on major Hollywood productions such as Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart; HBO’s Game of Thrones; and Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley opposite Jude Law. We also have educational partnerships with the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House, technology pioneer Kodak and broadcasting organisations including BECTU, not to mention well-known film studios such as Pinewood Studios (home to the James Bond movies).
–– Editors –– Actors –– Sound recordists –– Advertising professionals –– Camera operators –– Screenwriters. As a student, you’ll benefit from a continuous stream of guest lecturers and networking events while you study, giving you the opportunity to meet creators, learn from some of the best and gain work as soon as you graduate. At UCA, we have a proud tradition of supporting students and equipping them with everything they need to thrive in the workplace – 96.9% of our students find employment or go on to further study within the first six months after graduating. ¹Source: DCMS Sectors Economic Estimates 2016: Gross Value Added, Gov.uk
What is a portfolio? A portfolio is a collection of your work that demonstrates your range of skills and creative talent. It’s your opportunity to showcase your individuality, creativity, inspirations and artistic abilities, and a useful way for us to evaluate your suitability for the course you’ve applied to. It might contain design work, drawings, art projects, photographs, films, sound work, music composition, or examples of creative writing or essays. Think of your portfolio as a statement about your work – it should exhibit your creative journey, thought processes and influences. Don’t be afraid to be bold and appeal to a viewer, keeping their attention and leaving them feeling excited about your creative potential.
What should my portfolio include? Your portfolio should feature examples of your research and show the development of your ideas and projects – this should be highly presentable and well organised. It may be useful to arrange your work into themes, styles or chronological order, demonstrating good organisational skills and your own artistic awareness. Make sure you show your passion for the subject – look into your favourite directors, writers, producers and studios, researching the other things they make. Show us some ideas you’ve had for worlds, characters and stories. Your portfolio should exhibit your creative journey, thinking processes and individual personality, so we can assess your potential. It’s important to show both your inspirations and aspirations, as your portfolio says a lot about you and your creative identity. Documenting the development of your ideas in a sketchbook is a great way to show us how you approached the task of creating your work, giving us insight into your creative thinking and how you approach your subject. Make sure your portfolio is well presented. Our tutors only have a short amount of time to look through each portfolio, so you need to organise your work intelligently. We recommend that you include between 10 and 25 pieces of work, neatly mounted on white or off-white paper in either landscape or portrait format (not a mixture of both).
Find out more The course pages at uca.ac.uk provide clear guidance on what we’d like to see in your portfolio for each of our courses. We’ve also put together a set of videos talking you through the process: uca.ac.uk/study/portfolio-advice 12
Put some of your most attention-grabbing and interesting work at the front and lead us through your journey, showcasing a variety of skills, materials, techniques and influences – it could include paintings, drawings, photography, digital pieces, storyboards, animation images or written work. If you include moving image work, we recommend a maximum of two minutes’ running time. Highlight your favourite pieces too, and indicate what or who inspires you.
Georgia Hermon, UCA Rochester
“The course has been varied with many different projects and aspects of journalism. I’ve learnt lots of new skills that have improved both my broadcast and written journalism skills. You get a lot of hands-on work, rather than just sitting in a classroom listening to a lecturer – I found this helped me as I learn by doing things rather than listening to someone talk about it. “Since being at university, I’ve become a lot more organised in managing my workload as well as free time and my social life. University hasn’t just taught me the skills I need for my chosen career path but also skills for life that you could never learn in a classroom. “Ultimately, I want to work in television and broadcast journalism. I know that by choosing UCA I’ve boosted my opportunities in getting into that career path. The university has great facilities for broadcast journalism and you get many opportunities to take part in projects for TV and radio.”
Emma Woodgate BA (Hons) Journalism (now Journalism & Media Production), UCA Farnham Graduated 2018
16 The Crucible film set, UCA Farnham
Ivan Uzunov, UCA Farnham
“The TV Production course has an exclusive workplace environment at The Maidstone Studios – we had our own unique work space and facilities, even our own kitchen and got to walk the same hallways famous people have walked before us. Being within this business-like environment, I felt as though I was going to work every day, preparing me for my future career. “I was really impressed with how much the staff are available to you. The door was always open and the staff were always welcoming. Giving honest feedback was key to achieving higher grades and the time spent with each individual student was great. “The atmosphere really was the best. We were all creative people who wanted to express ourselves through various forms of art, be that either dance, designing, filmmaking. Socialising is the best way to work with other people and share your same passion.”
Wesley Denne BA (Hons) TV Production, Maidstone TV Studios Graduated 2017
Nicole Harman-Smith, UCA Farnham
Course Leader for BA (Hons) Animation
Course Leader for BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts
— UCA Farnham Lesley leads our Animation course at UCA Farnham and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has a first-class Graphic Design degree, and worked commercially within the industry as a designer and animator before graduating with her Masters degree in Animation from the Royal College of Art in 1991. Lesley has co-directed several Arts Council funded films and events, including the awardwinning Channel 4 film, ‘Postcards of Belief’. She has curated animation screenings at Bradford International Animation Festival, National Film Theatre in London, Cardiff International Animation Festival, the Lightbox in Woking and the Black Film Makers Festival in London. Lesley has received two Teaching Excellence Awards, has been nominated for an Excellence in Leadership & Management Award, and by the students for an ‘Awesome Tutor Award’ and ‘Best Staff Member’. She is a member of the Higher Education Academy, National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image and Animation Alliance UK.
— UCA Rochester Phil has a first-class degree in Three Dimensional Design and a distinction in MA Design. An active filmmaker, photographer, writer, designer and blogger, Phil’s creative experience directly enriches his ability to guide and mentor students. His films include ‘Be Amazing’ (2010) and ‘The Making of Medway’ (2010). This is in addition to ‘The Illustrations’ (2009), ‘The Fashion Show’ (2009) and ‘The Story So Far’ (2009) – three short films documenting the Gateway School of Fashion, winner of the Times Higher Education Excellence and Innovation in the Arts Award 2009. Phil was responsible for devising and delivering three animation-related outcomes under the ‘ACT – A Common Territory’ Interreg-funded project: the animation ‘La Creation Du Monde’, screened at the Maison de la Culture, France; the Requiem Seven sculptures, exhibited at the Royal Opera House’s High House Production Park; and kinetic props and scenery for Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, as performed in France and Cambridge. Most recently, Phil wrote, directed and produced an animated adaptation of Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Entitled, Red & The Kingdom of Sound, the animation has been screened with live orchestras across Europe. Phil is the author of the Chimera trilogy – a series of children’s ebooks.
Course Leader for BA (Hons) Film & Digital Art
Course Leader for BA (Hons) Journalism & Media Production, BA (Hons) Television & Media Production
— UCA Farnham
Rosie Gunn leads our Film & Digital Art course. In 2017 Rosie’s artwork ‘Chain of Resistance’ was carried in the recreation of a protest march for the Gestures of Resistance exhibition – curated by UCA’s Jean Wainwright to coincide with Documenta in Athens.
Adrienne Rosen leads our Journalism & Media Production and Television & Media Production courses in Farnham. She has worked as a journalist for most of her career, beginning in newspapers and moving on to broadcast.
In 2016, Rosie worked with the National Archive and the Dance Movement on an Arts Council funded project to choreograph ‘In Our Minds’. She has since presented documentation of the work in UCA’s gallery, the National Archive and the British Academy’s Creative Histories conference. In 1993, she co-founded Exposures (with Grace Lau, Del La Grace Volcano and Robin Shaw). Exposures’ archive was accepted into the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her photography was discussed and published in Emmanuel Cooper’s Routledge publication ‘Fully Exposed’, and in national publications including The Sunday Times Culture supplement, Time Out magazine and international publications. Rosie became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2012.
Adrienne spent twelve years with the BBC, starting as reporter and news editor in radio, moving into television as a Correspondent. She also produced and presented a number of half-hour documentaries for the BBC. Her teaching career began at Bournemouth University before leading the Postgraduate Broadcast course at Highbury College. She ran a degree course in Journalism at Northbrook College before moving to the University of Brighton as Course Leader of the Multimedia Broadcast Journalism course. Her research interests span the bridge between factual news and fictional stories, the main inquiry focusing on whether one writing skill inflates or deflates the other. Adrienne has a Masters degree in Creative Writing and has recently completed her first novel.
Course Leader for BA (Hons) Theatre Design
Course Leader for BA (Hons) Television Production
Maidstone TV Studios
Gary studied fine art with Byam Shaw School in London, later acquiring his MA in Public Art (Art in Architecture) through UEL. He studied in London with Motley Theatre Design (1983–84) under Margaret “Percy” Harris and Elizabeth Montgomery whose creative period embraced 1923–2000.
Simon Welsford leads our Television Production degree. He specialises in writing and directing for drama, but he lectures across the whole course programme in both theory and practical units.
Gary’s professional work since 1984 ranges from touring, repertory theatre in the UK and across Canada, opera, public art commissions and fine art group exhibitions in London. Gary has written three educational books on design: ‘Stage Design’, ‘Designing Stage Costumes’, and ‘Technical Drawing for the Stage’. Before joining UCA, Gary was RADA’s Head of Theatre Design (2004–2016), responsible for the twoyear postgraduate course in Set & Costume Design, and tutor for Stage Design and Costume for Stage and Screen (1997–2016) with Central Saint Martins. Gary has supported over 100 students annually in preparing a design portfolio for applications to programmes in Theatre Design. Many of his graduates work professionally across theatre, film, television, opera, and dance.
Simon gained a degree in Fine Art from Sheffield Hallam University in 1993, specialising in filmmaking, and he completed a postgraduate certificate in Learning and Teaching in the Creative Arts in 2013. He joined UCA in 2010 as Senior Lecturer on the newly formed Television Production course based at Maidstone Studios. Prior to this Simon spent over 15 years in the film and television industry, mainly as a writer/director. He has worked on a wide range of productions; his work has been screened around the world and has won a number of international awards. Simon continues to write scripts, with a particular interest in genre cinema, and is currently developing a new feature film project.
Behind the scenes of ‘High Rollers’, UCA Farnham
“One thing I learned is not to be worried or afraid that you ‘know nothing’ or don’t have a ‘role’ in mind for your career – UCA hasn’t just taught me my subject, it’s given me new life-long friends, helped me discover new interests and to act on them, how to be more independent, an adult, and taught me confidence in my own abilities. I know how to take and use criticism, and finally, to be excited for the future. This was only the start, and I look forward to the rest of it. “I loved the freedom the staff gave us on the course; I wanted to go abroad to direct my documentary, and rather than the lecturers simply saying ‘not doable’, they gave us advice on how to do it – it ended up being my best university experience.”
Martin Voller BA (Hons) Film Production, UCA Farnham Graduated 2017
Farnham UCA Farnham has extensive purpose-built facilities for over 2,000 students studying a wide range of creative arts subject areas including film, animation, graphics, illustration, fine art, photography, textiles, journalism and advertising. Facilities include: –– An animation studio with Mac workstations, light boxes, line testers and high-speed batch scanners
The brand-new build will feature state-of-theart, custom designed studios and theatres, including: –– A 250-seat lecture theatre with 4k projection facilities
–– D edicated studios for set building, lighting, costume and prop-making
–– B lack box studio with Arri Skypanel lighting, makeup space and retractable bleachers
–– Large film studio and multipurpose studio spaces
–– L ive room for band performance with instruments provided (pianos, drums, keyboards, etc.)
–– I ndustry-standard video production equipment, editing software, sound editing software, digital media software and CGI software –– F ully equipped equipment hire, with industry standard cameras, lighting and sound equipment, and more –– Dedicated performance and rehearsal spaces. Our partnership with Farnham Maltings – a leading performance venue located in the heart of Farnham – opens up a network of professional theatre makers and extensive resources, including performance and rehearsal spaces and a screening room. Access may depend on your particular course.
Our Farnham campus is also currently undergoing a large building project – our Film & Media Centre, due to be completed in December 2018.
–– C ontrol room for sound mixing, with Audient producer desk, synthesizer and Apogee Symphony MK II audio interface –– D ubbing theatre for configuring sound mixes to picture, with Avid Pro Tools control surface and software.
Film Production studios, UCA Farnham
Photo by: James Taylor-Mémé
Rochester Our UCA Rochester campus provides you with a fantastic range of facilities to help you realise your creative visions. Dedicated workshop space includes equipment for metal work, wood work, casting resin and plaster work. You’ll also have access to our sewing rooms, dye and print facilities, campus photography studios, laser cutting and 3D printing.
Dedicated production facilities include: –– Fostex field sound recorders –– 2 Panasonic 4k cameras –– GoPro Hero –– Green screen –– iMacs equipped with Adobe Studio and FCPX –– Professional studio and live gallery –– Pro-tools sound booth –– Manfrotto tripods
–– Manfrotto Fig Rig
Maidstone Studios have a comprehensive range of post-production and scenery services on site.
–– Sennheiser sound kits
You’ll receive exclusive 24/7 access (depending on your specific course) to an expansive, dedicated learning and teaching space within the studios. This includes 25 Apple edit suites, screening rooms, an audition room, sound booth, kitchen, kit room and library. We also have a technical tutor onsite who can assist with projects, as well as a dedicated work placement coordinator who can help in establishing opportunities for you.
–– Manfrotto tracking kit –– Mini Crane –– Sony HD cameras
Please note, access to each campus and its resources can sometimes depend on the campus you choose to study at. For example, you may be using the facilities at the campus where your course is based but not always at others – this depends on your course. 27
“I chose animation because it combined all my interests at once – art, filmmaking, and storytelling. Although I had done some animation before the course, my passion grew during my studies a lot. I learnt that sometimes animation doesn’t only have to be about stories or characters, sometimes it can just be about an interesting thought, a feeling, or capturing a moment. It is exactly this that I am interested in, and how animation enables us to visualise and give life to the pictures in our mind. “My favourite thing about the course is the idea that you can do whatever you want to do. All the films in the course are so very different from each other, and each film is unique. If you want to just explore a theme, or a medium, that’s fine, and if you want to do classic storytelling, that’s fine too. No matter what you wish to do, the tutors are there to support you and help you to do the best you can.”
Michelle Brand BA (Hons) Animation, UCA Farnham Graduated 2017
Matthew Whitmore, UCA Farnham
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