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The University of South Wales was formed in 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. The University of South Wales is a powerhouse for the arts and creative industries. As well as owning the national conservatoire, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, the Universitys creative offering spans the range of film, animation, photography, gaming, drama, design, journalism, and fashion. A leading example of our creative industries capability is the Universitys Film School, which has a deserved international reputation. Our state-of-the-art facilities for animation, broadcasting, and visual effects are supported in partnership by major European funding and industry leaders such as Sony. Our graduates include Ashes to Ashes director Phil John; Martin Elsbury, editor of the BBCs Blue Planet series; action blockbuster director Gareth Evans; and BAFTA-winning director of Senna! Asif Kapadia. However, it is not just within the high-profile major players of the international film and television industry that University of South Wales graduates make their mark. The University of South Wales is a rich resource for the UKs creative industries, from the major production studios and the BBC at Roath Lock to the rich ecosphere of smaller specialist creative businesses set up by our graduates. The University is leading the agenda for the creative industries and the digital economy in Wales through the Creative Exchange Wales Network, a joint Arts and Humanities Research Council and Welsh Government initiative. In the arts and creative industries, one of the major growth sectors of the modern economy, the University of South Wales is a powerful player.

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