I have really enjoyed my years at futureworks, even though there is a lot of work expected of us on our course, everyone is there to help us through whenever we need it and with whatever issues we face. I would recommend the university over larger ones as the personal help from the tutors have been invaluable.
We have a module targets writing CV’s, making business cards and creating an online portfolio. The staff also promote events taking place across the country, as well as inviting guests in to talk about competitions and their experiences
I love the casual nature of our uni as it’s smaller groups which means more time with the tutor. This lets us get great feedback from the tutors. If I had to change anything it would be that they maybe introduce mandatory feedback lessons as some students are too shy to ask for help
We have powerful computers and everything we would need for our course which is great
I live in accommodation recommended by the Uni which is only a 10 minute walk away, and there are many local shops. The university itself is only a few minutes walk to the city centre
They have a lovely group of support staff who are so friendly, which makes it very easy to talk about any issues. The tutors feedback are mostly honest and have only helped my work improve through the years
Great experience so far, learnt a lot of new skills and have gained much of an aspiration for my chosen career path. I have also gained some great insight into the industry.
The uni offers workshops for CV’s as well as help with personal websites and show reels.
Like how fast the feedback is.
Very good, easy access to equipment if needed and a lot of good computers. Teaching staff very helpful and quick with feedback.
Very close to Manchester town centre where student accommodation is available.
Very good support for the work. Could do more for offering support on mental health.
ive really enjoyed my experience at futureworks i feel like the small class sizes and the one on one experience you get with tutors is something you couldn't get at another university and i feel like i wouldn't have enjoyed another uni as much due to this
they give us a lot of real world scenarios and post job opportunities to us
really hands on and you get to know your tutors, the assessments are done in a way to help better you as a filmmaker
yes, good in regards to city centre and media city but accommodation isn't the best
assessment feedback is always really good and personal and tutors always give you the opportunity to discuss feedback with counselling i feel like futureworks does a lot to support students who are struggling with mental health
Good care of the students and support from teachers and staff. High level of teaching and possible work opportunity. Nice position, easy to get access to both the buildings.
Stages and collaborations with companies.
Very good support
Futureworks does a great job of teaching the practicalities of film making, and does a lot to ensure students have an enjoyable experience. Though it could do better at readying its students for working within the industry.
Futureworks does make an effort to encourage students to interact with individuals within the industry, and hosts several events to bring them into the uni. Although, I don't believe Futureworks does enough to teach its students how to interact with people in the industry, and employers.
The things I like the most about Futureworks is how accessible the tutors are, and how easy it is to speak to them during lessons. The things I like least is how the film festival trips are handled, as it seems that little organisation is put into them on Futureworks part, and students are just expected to turn up at film festivals that are cities away
Both are easily accessible, Riverside is more so.
Support in terms of feedback for the most part is of high quality, and feels like each student is treated as an individual. I have found no need for personal support.
It's been fun, challenging at parts but hopefully by the end of the course I'll be able to walk into any opportunity with the knowledge on how to work any camera and use any industry standard software.
Bring in guest lecturers to give us advice but the motto kind of is, if you want it, you can't expect it to be served to you.
Some are quite talky but most are pretty good and interactive.
I live at home but from what I've heard it's easy to reach.
Feedback is well timed and useful.
Surprisingly average, Nothing of note to really, help has been kinda bad but some of the people there are okay
Kinda average tbh,
It has been good, I have learnt valuable information that will help me in the future. I am confident that I will be prepared and ready for when i finish university.
They educate us well on how things work in the film industry and give us opportunities to network with others in the uni. They also bring in speakers from outside the uni to talk about how things work in different areas of filmmaking; we are given the opportunity to talk with these people after.
We cover a lot of different modules that give us an insight into certain areas that make up film-making; lighting, sound/audio, vfx etc. I have found this very helpful as even though I would not be mainly focusing on these areas as a job in the future, they really help you take into consideration other factors that will affect your film and also gives you knowledge to be able to communicate with people who specialise in these areas.
Very good. We have access to a lot of high quality and professional equipment. its very accessible for students and is available for projects outside of university.
The main campus at riverside is in a great location, beside the centre of Manchester and with a good range of shops around. The studio campus is a bit harder to get to as it is a 10 minute walk from the centre of media city, so it is a bit harder to transport equipment when picking it up from the studio. Other than that is hasn't caused any other issues.
I think it is good. Tutors give good support and try to help you as much as they can even if that means taking time out of their none work hours.
Really enjoyable. The course is engaging and difficult at times but the lecturers are very supportive. There are loads of opportunities for work. The best part of the course is the equipment that you have access to, i don't think you'd get the same anywhere else. The worst part is the social aspect of it as it's quite a small Uni with no real socials or clubs which can be a bit boring.
With our studio being located in Media City and having such good equipment as well as a huge greenscreen, you'll find that there are often companies and filmmakers coming in to use our facilities and bringing on board students to help which is a great opportunity to get work and make contacts.
The courses are taught in small classes, usually around 10/12 students which gives loads of time with tutors. There are no exams which means almost all of your assessments are creative/practical. Sometimes finding people to collaborate with is hard due to the small groups but the University has other Degree Courses that you can interact with.
Loads of high quality, professional equipment, as well as plenty of beginner equipment to practise and learn on. Great availability on the equipment and facilities with a professional booking system that gets you used to renting equipment, being punctual and keeping the equipment safe.
Yes, the Riverside Campus is right outside Salford Central and basically in Manchester City Centre.
Because of the small group sizes you get to know all of the staff and you'll find they are always more than happy to help with Uni work and work outside of Uni where they can. The student services also offer a lot of support and a very understanding and easy to talk to.
Its been great. We have societies going off and since the uni is small, the students get quite close to each other. The course is going very well and we can speak to our tutors quite often and get feedback when they have time. They like to work with us and advise us on our own creative work.
We are encouraged to build our CV's and get work outside of uni to build our showreel.
I like most that we are taught the technical stuff in depth and very thoroughly. What I like least is that sometimes things go quite fast and we have to catch up a bit in the lecture.
The facilities are definitely better than at other unis, and we have better access to the facilities.
Yes the Riverside location is close to town and Salford. We have access to various accomodation and amenities.
We get quite a bit of support with feedback for work and can work quite closely with them. In terms of personal support we can get help with counselling and anything that we need.