If you’re interested in becoming a filmmaker, creating special effects, developing documentaries, working on TV shows or running and promoting your own YouTube channel, our Film, Creative Media and Visual Effects courses will give you the skills to produce professional video products and follow your ambitions.
Our facilities include a range of specialist single-camera equipment and accessories, bespoke TV and green-screen studios.
You’ll develop your camera skills with DSLRs and Canon XA35s, as well a range of equipment including gimbles, tracks and drones. We are also one of the few institutions in the country teaching the use of celluloid film, on our BA (Hons) Film Production and Cinematography: some of the biggest and most popular films and TV series of recent years have been shot on celluloid, including Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, Little Women, The Walking Dead and many more. TV production pathway is based in our award-winning TV studio where learners will produce everything from traditional TV content to multi camera YouTube streams. Our high-spec PCs and iMacs are dedicated to editing in post-production and special effects with Adobe Creative Cloud. You’ll use the professional techniques acquired in lectures to develop a portfolio reflecting your personal strengths, in preparation for progression onto some of the most highly regarded universities in the country.
Kieron is a skilled film professional with experience of working both behind the camera and in the editing suite and is the Programme Lead on the College’s BA (Hons) Film Production and Cinematography course.
Joining the College as a full-time lecturer in September 2008, Kieron initially taught on the HND Film and TV Production course. In September 2009, the programme changed to the BA (Hons) course it is now, with Kieron becoming Programme Leader in 2020.
Under Kieron’s leadership, the course won two prizes at the prestigious Bill Vinten GTC University Awards in 2021. The most prestigious film schools in the country all submitted their best student work, with Wiltshire College & University Centre winning the top student prize as well as the coveted University Trophy. Read more...
Avril Mc Govern is an accomplished professional photographer/videographer with over 10 years' experience working both nationally and internationally specialising in Adventure Travel, Architecture and Commercial Imagery. She has a Master's in Art and Design education, a PGCE and a Degree in Photography, Video and Digital Imaging and a Postgrad Certificate in Medical Illustration. Avril has worked in the Education sector since 2010 where she has taken on a number of tutor and lecturing positions at a range of education establishments, she is determined to deliver outstanding pedagogy to her students and works hard to deliver innovative and progressive lessons with the others in her team.
Nicky is the programme leader of the HND in Creative Media Production (VFX) with more than 20 years experience of teaching television and film production in further and higher education. Having worked in newspapers, radio and television, both as an employee and as a freelancer, Nicky has good industry and community contacts and uses these to inform and develop student projects. Maintaining an extensive alumni network enables her to bring a sense of the real-world into the classroom. Two of her client projects led to national awards. Nicky specialises in teaching the film-making, industry and business elements of the course. Read more...
Sam aims to push students to develop an array of software skills, and equally, in a student’s creativity and confidence to achieve. Sam’s background is in freelance 2D and 3D animation, camera operation and corporate video for broadcast and the web working for clients such as Motors TV, National Geographic and more. He also freelanced for the popular videogame website IGN and volunteered for community management on GameTrailers.com during its active years. Sam enjoys designing and playing videogames, planning and shooting short film ideas, and Krispy Kreme donuts.
Matty Groves is a filmmaker who specialises in short films and music video production. He studied filmmaking at UWE where he graduated with a First and a Royal Television Society Award in Best Undergraduate Fiction 2010. He’s worked in television as a production assistant and researcher and was selected for an internship at the BBC’s flagship documentary strand Storyville working on broadcasts such as The West Ridge, Kingdom of Plants, and Cradle of the Gods. Whilst additionally working as a freelance producer and director for the Media Trust and delivering documentaries for the Community Channel, Public Concern at Work, and Arts Council England. He’s previously taught with Creativity Works, leading film production modules. He also helped setup Smart Script and Film Lab with Airbase, an online learning portal for teachers and students to provide bespoke vocational workshop training. Matty’s work has been selected and featured in film festivals such as Sheffield Doc/Fest as well as Bafta-Qualifying festivals Aesthetica and LSFF, and his work has been acquired by InterFilm Berlin for international distribution. He has recently completed an MA in Scriptwriting at Bath Spa University and has numerous feature films and short film projects in development.
Owain is Deputy Head of Creative Arts for the Trowbridge Campus and Course Lead for Level 3 Creative Media Production: TV & Film. As a multi-discipline practitioner, he delivers across interactive and visual media fields. He studied BA(Hons) Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University and then went into industry working for independent music video production company WeArePillow. He now specialises in post-production techniques and critical approaches, continuing to develop his own practice through motion graphics and online content production.