The BA (Hons) TV and Film: Prop Making at Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw Campus is a full-time, three-year course, awarded by the University of South Wales.
The BA Hons) TV and Film: Prop Making (top-up) at Coleg y Cymoedd, Nantgarw Campus is a full-time one year course, awarded by the University of South Wales and is designed for those applicants, who have completed an HND or two-years of a degree course in a related area of study. This year will develop your professional knowledge and skills preparing you for industry.
Prop Making is an integral part of TV, Film, Exhibitions and Performance. The BA (Hons) TV and Film: Prop Making course at Coleg y Cymoedd offers the opportunity to learn and develop skills within the area of production and performance. Situated within close proximity to Wolf Studios, BBC Roath Lock and Dragon Studios, you will be ideally placed to develop a rewarding and challenging career in a well-equipped workshops and professional environment.
Building on the success of its predecessors, (HND Creative Production Arts and BA Hons Top-up) the course has been able to forge strong links within the Film and TV sector, locally here in Wales and throughout the UK. Partnerships with key stakeholders such as ‘Screen Alliance Wales’, continue to provide students with work placement opportunities and entry points to an exciting and rewarding industry.
During the course you will build and develop a wide range of practical and technical understanding, working with materials and processes employed within the industry, such as sculpting, moulding/casting and metal fabrication. Practical skills will be supported by high levels of contextual and historical understanding, underpinned by research, theory and analysis.
The programme aims to help students to develop:
On successful completion you will be equipped to work in Creative Industries, either freelance or employed in areas such as Prop Making, Creature FX, Puppetry, Costume Props, Armoury, Sculpting, Model Making and Animation.
UCAS Tariff – 80 – 104 points
A level – CDD – BCC
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) – MMP – DMM
Access to HE Diploma
GCSE/National 4/National 5
You need to have successfully completed the HND in Creative Production Arts or an equivalent qualification in a related subject.
All applicants will need to submit a portfolio of work at interview that evidences: Good level of observational and drawing skills • The ability to work with a range of resistant and non-resistant materials • The capacity to convey ideas and concepts visually, verbal and through examples of written work • Display high levels of enthusiasm and motivation towards the subject area
Course Code: D385 (Three-Year BA)
Course Code: D387 (Top Up)
Institution code: W01
Campus name: Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw)
Campus code: M
Course Fees and Funding
Course Fees for the BA Hons (Top-up) TV and Film: Prop Making are £9000 for full time applicants.
There are grants that may be available. Eligible full-time student can claim a minimum grant of £1,000 they will not have to pay back, regardless of their household income, and means-tested grants of up to £8,100 will be available to those who need them most.
Students who wish to study at Higher Education level can contact Student Finance Wales for financial help with course fees, provided that they are living in Wales.
Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. HE Fees are subject to change on a yearly basis.
For more information visit Welsh Government’s Student Money.
Equipment and Studio Fee
This practical course will require the purchase of an individual tool kit (£200-300 approximately) to support practical modules. A kit list will be provided to successful applicants, prior to the commencement of the course.
There is an additional studio fee of £150 per year.
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“Studying at Coleg y Cymoedd provided me with a broad foundational skill set that has equipped me for the professional creative industry. The partnership between CYC and Screen Alliance Wales has given me a fantastic opportunity to join some of the most exciting projects currently being filmed in Wales. SAW, the team at ‘His Dark Materials’ and my time at CYC have undoubtedly helped me begin my career and open doors to many exciting opportunities.”
“Our link with CYC through Screen Alliance Wales has gone from strength to strength. From being granted a residency at Nantgarw campus and navigating a stormy pandemic to currently employing 3 trainees to work at the core of our team on S3 HDM. Both CYC and SAW are doing it the right way. Encouraging and facilitating real life learning in both academic and vocational ways.
We are so excited to be deeply involved in this process of allowing a superb local talent pool to flow into the rivers of some of contemporary television’s most exciting programming.”
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