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.
Prior to teaching on the degree course here at Wiltshire College & University Centre, I worked as a Camera Operator and Director, before moving into TV commercials production, where I was a Visual Researcher and Director’s Assistant on high-profile TV spots. I have taught Film at the College’s Salisbury campus since 2008, and helped to design and create the Film Production and Cinematography degree in 2009.
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.
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.
I love telling stories – and hearing them. Our business is all about stories. Whether it’s a five minute film or a 30 second advert, you have to connect with your audience. You need to find out what makes them tick. I had a lot of practice at that as a journalist in newspapers, radio and television. I’ve also worked on an indie feature and taken the lead on a range of award-winning community projects. Every new intake of students brings a fresh set of ambitions and inspirations. Watching those personal stories develop is the most rewarding bit of the job.
Media Production Studios
The Manor: Student Film
Check out this award-winning short film produced by students across all three years of our BA (Hons) Film and Cinematography.