Welcome to the School of Film and Journalism
Bristol is the most creative and vibrant media city outside London. The city's reputation is well-founded and our students directly benefit from being located in an internationally renowned media hub, which 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 staff have one goal: to ensure our students have the skills and experience they need to realise their ambitions in a highly competitive media-focused world. Many of our courses are professionally accredited and all of our courses are practice-focused.
The School is fully immersed in the Bristol-based creative industries, giving our students unrivalled networking opportunities and exposure to high profile teachers, researchers, and practitioners. We are proudly practice-based, and our students benefit from the knowledge, skills and guidance of expert practitioners from all angles of the media industries.
A new purpose-built £9 million building for our students opened in 2018 as part of UWE Bristol's City Campus. Here we host industry-standard production and post-production facilities including a professional newsroom, TV studio, editing suites, a dubbing theatre, and a range of high-end AV equipment.
All our staff have up-to-date commercial or industry experience, and many are at the cutting edge of research and practice.
Students at the School of Film and Journalism take part in many national and international events - from the Wildscreen International Wildlife Film Festival to the Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival.
Dr James Lee
Head of Department
School of Film and Journalism