A new purpose-built £9 million building for creatives studying at the University of the West of England will open its doors to students at the beginning of the new term.
Based at the UWE Bristol Bower Ashton site, part of City Campus, the building houses industry standard production and post production facilities for film making, animation and photography and is the latest development in a total refurbishment of all UWE Campuses.
Facilities include a production studio, two large photography studios, all animation stop motion and CGI studios, sound recording and Foley studios, colour grading studios as well as editing suites. The building provides an integrated learning environment and students are fully supported by a team of dedicated staff.
Phil Chamberlain, Head of Department for film and journalism, said: “This fantastic space will see staff and students working on industry-standard facilities to produce cutting edge projects.
“With all these creative disciplines under one roof it’s going to be exciting to see what collaborations and innovations are generated. We certainly plan on making it a worthy addition to Bristol’s internationally-renowned creative industries.”
The building will be launched with a new name later in the academic year and is part of a development programme that will see £37 million invested in creative industries and around £300 million in UWE Bristol in totality.
Steve West, UWE Bristol President and Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are very excited to see the entire University gradually transform. We have tremendous ambition and our strategy is focused on practice based learning through harnessing our partnerships.
“This latest building is a fabulous addition to the UWE Bristol portfolio but as we all know it is not just about buildings, it is about how we blend learning in great environments with the right facilities and through making the most of our connections to help students succeed.”