Filming locations

We offer a wide selection of internal and external settings for commercial and non-commercial filming.

Our impressive estate boasts a variety of building styles, ranging from traditional buildings designed in the early 20th Century by such architects as George Caroe and Harris & Moodie, to modern buildings such as the School of Optometry & Vision Sciences building completed in 2008.

The University works with the Wales Screen Commission, a free support and advice service that is part of the Welsh Assembly Government's Creative Business Wales branch.

Our campus on film

High-profile productions that have been filmed on our premises in the past include TV series such as:

  • Crash
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • Doctor Who
  • Torchwood
  • Sherlock
  • Wizards Vs Aliens
  • the award-winning Sky comedy Stella.

The Communications Team co-ordinates location requests for the University to assist with the smooth running of your production and ensure minimal disruption to staff and students.

How to contact us

Non-commercial filming

Please contact the Communications Team if you wish to film a news item at the University or if you are a student carrying out project work involving shooting on campus. We will liaise with other departments of the University to seek the relevant permissions.

Communications Team

Commercial filming

If you would like to enquire about filming large-scale and commercial productions at the University, please review the Filming Checklist before contacting the Film Unit to discuss available locations and fees. All relevant permissions must be given and documentation submitted prior to filming taking place.

All enquiries should be directed to the Film Unit, Communications and Marketing.

Film Unit