Agata Graczyk, from Bydgoszcz, Poland graduated from the BA (Hons) Film and Video in 2015. Her final year project was awarded Best Fiction Film at the end-of-year grad show.
“After four years of studying the creative side of arts, I decided I wanted to know more about technical side of filmmaking.
I loved the idea of the Atrium – a whole campus dedicated to the creative industries seemed like a very inspiring place to study. I also liked the idea of studying in Cardiff. It’s a great city for students.
I enjoyed the practical side of my course the most. I’ve learned about the most important things to look at while making a film. All the workshops with people working in the industry were very inspiring and helpful.
As a final project I directed a short fiction film. It was a very long and arduous process but our hard work paid off because it was awarded best fiction film project at the end-of-year grad show. It’s made me realise that my passions lie in short filmmaking, and I’m now planning on making more short films that I can show at festivals.
I spent the whole second year studying at Volda University in Norway where I studied film and animation. This student exchange opportunity was an amazing experience.
Everyone at USW was very helpful. Every time I needed any help from the University staff, they were there for me. Friendly tutors and other University staff members made my experience smooth and easy.
I would definitely recommend this course if you want to train in single camera and multi camera production as well as learn about writing short films and transferring them to the screen.”
You can see Agata’s work here: