So far on the programme I have learned the whole process of creating a film from initial planning all the way through to realisation. The most enjoyable experience has been the end-of-year screenings where we are able to watch and discuss everyone's finished films along with the actors and other members of the film crews.
After completing my degree, I plan to pursue a career as a filmmaker where I have a particular interest in creating promotional films and music videos. Some of the work that I have produced whilst on the course has been accepted on a BFI documentary residential, and you can view my film portfolio
As a mature student returning to education, I have found the course really effective in enabling me to pursue a change of career. As well as supporting skills development and a wider appreciation of film theory, the course has also provided many opportunities to gain valuable hands-on industry experience, covering a range of projects including corporate work, music videos and externally set briefs.
I feel the course has just the right balance of focus shared between academic work, practical hands-on experience and technical skills development; together, these work really well to inform filmmaking for a multitude of applications.
You can browse my film portfolio
name is Jack Watling - I’ve always loved film but I've never previously had the confidence
to really pursue it as a career as I’m a mature student. However, the programme at University Centre Doncaster
focuses not only on the creative aspects
of filmmaking but also professional practice and working on externally set briefs, and as a result it has given me the
confidence and the knowledge to help me realise my goals and potential.
You can view my growing portfolio of work