UWS’s Filmmaking masters 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.
“I got so much from the programme at UWS – so many contacts, and a newfound confidence in networking,” Harvey added. “That has been so helpful. I’ve also been able to build my confidence in my filmmaking ability, and learn more of who I am and what I’m interested in, and how to collaborate with others too.”
Harvey is now embarking on a new project with his former course mates Reece and Luca, with a long-term ambition of making his own feature film.