Why Cardiff?

Cardiff is the media centre of Wales. BBC Cymru Wales is located here as well as ITV Cymru Wales and S4C, and the local television channel Made in Cardiff. In terms of print media, the South Wales Echo and the Western Mail and Wales on Sunday are headquartered in Cardiff, as are various magazines such as Offline Journal, Cardiff Times, and Cardiff Life. Radio stations such BBC Radio Cymru/Wales, Capital South Wales, Heart South Wales, Radio Cardiff and Radio Glamorgan all broadcast from the city. 

Ffotogallery is the space dedicated to photography in Cardiff, with an extensive history spanning over forty years showcasing and nurturing some of the best photographers internationally, as well as commissioning and publishing photobooks. Alongside Ffotogallery, The National Museum Wales and Chapter Arts Centre have much to offer, as does the amazing CULTVR arts venue (run by several of our alumni) and Bay Arts. Every two years Cardiff is host to the Artes Mundi exhibition and award, bringing internationally renowned artists to the city. 

Cardiff is naturally home to many theatres and music venues such as Clwb Ifor Bach, Tramshed, Depot, New Theatre, Cardiff International Arena, the Wales Millennium Centre, Everyman Theatre, St. David’s Hall, and Shift Gallery. Alongside arts and media, Cardiff is also home to the Senedd. Aside from that, Cardiff has much to experience, from historic sites and travel hotspots in easy reach, to rooftop cinemas, street food pop-ups, live theatre, coffee shops, global sports, music, festivals and so much more, you will never struggle to find a way to spend your time.

And if you are keen to explore the nature and history of Wales, there is plenty on offer in the vicinity, from Caerphilly Castle to Castell Coch, the Gower Peninsula to Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (formerly known as the Brecon Beacons), St. Fagans National Museum of History to Big Pit National Coal Museum.