The Filmmaking MA at UWS was established in 2017, with the UFO filmmakers part of its second intake. The programme is accredited by ScreenSkills UK and is part of the University’s Creative Media Academy, one of only three such institutions in Scotland to be endorsed as a centre of excellence by Creative Skillset in 2011. The Academy brings together students, staff and practitioners within film, television, radio, music, performance, journalism and digital art.
The course is taught by academics from filmmaking backgrounds and based partly at Glasgow’s Film City, seeking to give students exposure to the film industry as much as possible.
Professor Nick Higgins, course leader and Director of the Creative Media Academy, said: “We are absolutely delighted for Harvey and all the student crew involved in UFO – they are a talented and committed team and deserve every success.
“Whilst our Masters programme is only in its third year of delivery, we have set our expectations high from the start and our students receive tuition from BAFTA and Oscar winning tutors with a view to launching successful careers in the film industry, something I feel quite sure will be the case for Harvey, Reece and Luca.”