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Facilities in Filmmaking, Animation and Photography

From photographic studios to animation studios, the excellent range of facilities and technical equipment at our Bower Ashton Studios location will inspire your creativity to new heights.

The first-class facilities and workshops at our Bower Ashton Studios give you the chance to learn and create with the latest technology and techniques.

You’ll have access to excellent technical facilities and equipment, including:

  • Production studios
  • A TV studio
  • Editing suites
  • A dubbing theatre
  • A range of high-end digital cameras and kit.

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

Specialist centres

Media hub

Provides news gathering and production facilities, as well as:

  • A newly refurbished digital studio
  • Workshop spaces
  • Post-production facilities 
  • Editing suites for Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier, and sound and mixing suites.

In short, it’s a comprehensive production base for broadcast journalism, filmmaking or creative media.

EPI centre (Computing)

Resources include Adobe Soundbooth and Adobe DVD Studio.

Animation studios

From traditional hand-drawn and stop-motion techniques to computer-generated forms, digital compositing and post-production activities.

Photographic studios

Excellent facilities that include digital inkjet printing, a photographic studio for photographing 3D sets and digital image capturing. We also have editing and output suites that comprise of:

  • Film scanners
  • Inkjet printers and Mac computers
  • Photoshop and Lightroom software
  • Darkroom printing in black and white and colour (C-type)
  • A copy stand facility for recording 2D artwork up to A1.

Plus, photographic equipment available for loan.

Experienced staff and instructors teach skills-based workshops within each centre, advising on health and safety issues, as well as supporting students on a one-to-one basis. When not in use for workshops, students can use the centres on an open-access basis.

A closer look at Bower Ashton Campus

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