Welcome to the School of Film and Journalism

UWE film students filming an advert 

UWE Bristol’s School of Film and Journalism is based at Bower Ashton Studios. The School offers an exciting range of courses in film, documentary, animation, photography, PR and journalism.

Creative location

The School of Film and Journalism at UWE Bristol is located in Bristol, one of the most creative and vibrant media cities outside of London. Bristol is home to Aardman Animations, the BBC Natural History Unit, BBC Factual, national magazine publishers, the Watershed Media Centre and South West News, the country’s biggest news agency. 

Our partnerships

We work very closely with the School of Art and Design and share many collaborative partnerships with Bristol-based creative industries. This means that our students have unsurpassed networking opportunities including hearing from a range of high profile visiting speakers - from film directors to cameramen to investigative journalists.

Subject areas

Here at the School of Film and Journalism, we offer courses in film, documentary, animation, photography, PR or journalism. And the staff here have one goal - to ensure that their students graduate with the skillsthey need to achieve great things in a highly competitive media-focused world.

We know our programmes are outstanding because many are accredited by Skillset and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.

State-of-the-art facilities

A new purpose-built £9 million building for our students will open its doors at the beginning of the new term at Bower Ashton Studios, part of City Campus. The building houses industry standard production and post production facilities for film making, animation and photography.

City Campus at Bower Ashton Studios, offers a professional newsroom, a TV studio, editing suites, a dubbing theatre, and a range of high end digital cameras and kit.

All our lecturers and instructors have commercial or industry experience, and many are at the cutting edge of research and practice for film production, photography and journalism.   

Student experience

Students at the School of Film and Journalism also have the opportunity to take part in many national and international events - from the Wildscreen International Wildlife Film Festival to the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival.

Our students have won, or been nominated for many prestigious awards, and our graduates get work in industry from placements with the BBC, the Discovery Channel, Aardman and National News.

Our aim here at the School of Film and Journalism is to provide our students with the skills they need to achieve great things in a highly competitive environment.   

Phillip Chamberlain
Head of Department
School of Film and Journalism

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