Equipment and Additional Requirements

Equipment and Additional Requirements

Please check on the below, depending on which course you are studying on, for recommendations on equipment that you may need, including hard-drives, laptops and further specifications.

General Production Costs

As part of your course you will write, produce, direct and edit content that you have taken part in creating. Group production projects you will work on are paid for by the school, but where projects are worked on by individuals the school does not provide funding as the scale of these projects can vary greatly dependent on our students creative decisions.

You will receive free hire of our production kit, and production advice on finding locations and getting permits to shoot in public places. You will also receive advice on finding actors cost effectively.  You will however need to budget some extra funds to cover various production costs such as the provision of transport for kit, paying actors the equity minimum wage if you choose to use them, expense money for travel costs and to ensure you have food and drinks on set for your cast and crew whilst shooting.

Please note that these extra costs do not need to be excessive and that students are encouraged to use their initiative and resourcefulness to keep these costs as low as possible.  We also provide support and advice on finding innovative ways to fund projects, such as crowdfunding.  The amount you spend will depend entirely on the scale of production and how much you wish to spend.

We recommend that over the course of the programme you budget around £500 for the costs of these projects.

Graduation Project

Graduation projects vary greatly in terms of their scale and scope.  Some students choose to spend significant amounts on their graduation projects, involving multiple locations, actors and substantial production budgets.  However, other students choose to write a script or develop a business plan, and the costs of these projects will be very low.  As a result, we are not able to provide a recommendation for what you should budget for this project, but we would recommend that you start thinking as soon as possible about what your final project may be, and what budget you may need to save or raise funds for to cover this.


LONDON

BA IN CONTENT, MEDIA AND FILM PRODUCTION

SMARTPHONE
A camera or smartphone capable of recording 1080p at 25fps.

As part of your smartphone filming you will need to install the FILMIC PRO APP on your device; https://www.filmicpro.com. This can be used on IOS or Android, though please check the website to ensure it is compatible with your Android device given there are so many different models. This currently costs £12.99.

LAPTOP
A laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve to run optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

AN ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE LICENSE
Once you are registered as a UWL student following the Induction Week you can purchase a student license and set up an Adobe account.  We will provide you with the ability to download and activate the Creative Cloud Suite applications on your laptop.

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.
  • If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

PROVISION OF OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

BA IN FILM AND SCREEN BUSINESS

SMARTPHONE
A camera or smartphone capable of recording 1080p at 25fps.

As part of your smartphone filming you will need to install the FILMIC PRO APP on your device; https://www.filmicpro.com. This can be used on IOS or Android, though please check the website to ensure it is compatible with your Android device given there are so many different models. This currently costs £12.99.

LAPTOP
A laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve to run optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

AN ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE LICENSE
Once you are registered as a UWL student following the Induction Week you can purchase a student license and set up an Adobe account.  We will provide you with the ability to download and activate the Creative Cloud Suite applications on your laptop.

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.
  • If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

PROVISION OF OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

BA IN PRACTICAL FILMMAKING - TWO YEAR AND THREE YEAR

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

PROVISION OF LAPTOP
As part of your course fees, you will be provided with a laptop of a suitable specification to complete your studies. The laptop will be distributed when you arrive on campus as part of the registration process, and is yours to keep if and when you complete your course.

While we aim to distribute the laptop as part of the registration process, we can be impacted by supplier deliveries which may delay the handout. We will notify you if we are informed of any delay.

Should you choose to withdraw from the course early, then you will be required to return your laptop in working order, or you can elect to keep your laptop and pay an additional amount for your laptop which shall be determined by the value of the laptop and the % of the course that has been completed.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

PROVISION OF OFFICE 365 AND ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD LICENSE FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite for the duration of your studies. Details of this will provided after you have registered and started studies at the school.

You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

BA IN SCREEN ACTING

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

PROVISION OF LAPTOP
As part of your course fees, you will be provided with a laptop of a suitable specification to complete your studies. The laptop will be distributed when you arrive on campus as part of the registration process, and is yours to keep if and when you complete your course.

While we aim to distribute the laptop as part of the registration process, we can be impacted by supplier deliveries which may delay the handout. We will notify you if we are informed of any delay.

Should you choose to withdraw from the course early, then you will be required to return your laptop in working order, or you can elect to keep your laptop and pay an additional amount for your laptop which shall be determined by the value of the laptop and the % of the course that has been completed.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

PROVISION OF OFFICE 365 AND ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD LICENSE FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite for the duration of your studies. Details of this will provided after you have registered and started studies at the school.

You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA DIRECTING

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA CINEMATOGRAPHY

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA POST PRODUCTION

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA PRODUCING

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA SCREENWRITING

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.


LEEDS

BA IN ACTING FOR SCREEN

SMARTPHONE
A camera or smartphone capable of recording 1080p at 25fps.

As part of your smartphone filming you will need to install the FILMIC PRO APP on your device; https://www.filmicpro.com. This can be used on IOS or Android, though please check the website to ensure it is compatible with your Android device given there are so many different models. This currently costs £12.99.

LAPTOP
A laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve to run optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

AN ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE LICENSE
Once you are registered as a UWL student following the Induction Week you can purchase a student license and set up an Adobe account.  We will provide you with the ability to download and activate the Creative Cloud Suite applications on your laptop.

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.
  • If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

PROVISION OF OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

BA IN CONTENT, MEDIA AND FILM PRODUCTION

SMARTPHONE
A camera or smartphone capable of recording 1080p at 25fps.

As part of your smartphone filming you will need to install the FILMIC PRO APP on your device; https://www.filmicpro.com. This can be used on IOS or Android, though please check the website to ensure it is compatible with your Android device given there are so many different models. This currently costs £12.99.

LAPTOP
A laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve to run optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

AN ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE LICENSE
Once you are registered as a UWL student following the Induction Week you can purchase a student license and set up an Adobe account.  We will provide you with the ability to download and activate the Creative Cloud Suite applications on your laptop.

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.
  • If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

PROVISION OF OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA DIRECTING

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA CINEMATOGRAPHY

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA SCREENWRITING

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.


BERLIN

BA IN FILMMAKING

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

PROVISION OF ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD AND OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite for the duration of your studies. Details of this will provided after you have registered and started studies at the school.

You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

BA IN SCREEN ACTING

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

  • A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)
  • Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer
  • 16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)
  • 1920×1080 (or higher)
  • 256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work
  • A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

PROVISION OF ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD AND OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite for the duration of your studies. Details of this will provided after you have registered and started studies at the school.

You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA DIRECTING

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)

Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer

16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)

1920×1080 (or higher)

256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work

A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA CINEMATOGRAPHY

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)

Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer

16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)

1920×1080 (or higher)

256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work

A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA DOCUMENTARY AND FACTUAL

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)

Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer

16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)

1920×1080 (or higher)

256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work

A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.

MA SCREENWRITING

LAPTOP
You will need a laptop computer (PC or Mac) with a spec which enables you to run Adobe Creative Suite or Davinci Resolve optimally. You may wish to wait until you are a registered student if you are planning on buying a laptop to take advantage of student discounts. Please talk to us if you have any questions BEFORE buying a device. The minimum spec we recommend is:

A Multicore 64bit processor (eg Intel i5/i7)

Windows 10 or newer / OSX 10.14 or newer

16GB RAM minimum (and you may prefer to get 32GB)

1920×1080 (or higher)

256GB or higher (ideally 512GB) capacity disk – SSD is preferable for speed but older HDD will work

A graphics card (integrated, NVIDIA or AMD) with 2GB of VRAM (a discrete NVIDIA or AMD card will provide better performance)

HARD DRIVE
You will need at least 1, or ideally 2 hard drives. These should be:

  • Type: USB powered – “USB Powered / Self Powered” (ie no separate power supply – USB powered only). You will find these will be the “pocket” sized drives, the size of your palm. USB 3.0 connectivity – whilst you can purchase drives with other connections in addition to USB3.0, you will only be able to connect to USB3.0 at the School – so make sure your drive supports USB 3.0
  • Capacity: The drive should be at least 2TB in size.
  • Number: You should ideally bring 2 drives, 1 as your master and 1 for backing up your rushes and other work. As you progress through your time at the school, you may need to purchase more drives depending on the amount of data you wish to backup or keep as archive.

If any of these requirements presents a concern for you, or if you need any further information, please do let us know.

OFFICE 365 FOR COURSE DURATION
You will be provided with an Office 365 account (which provides an email address and access to the Microsoft Office applications) for the duration of your studies. The account details will be sent shortly before the course start date. It will be possible to keep the email address after your studies have ended but access to the Office suite and online applications will be removed. Due notice will be given so any online documents can be downloaded before access is terminated.