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    Which of these two unis do you think are better???? UCA or LCC?

    Which has a better reputation????

    Will doing a BA in Film production be better than doing an FDA(with a top up year to make it BA)??? Only thing is in the LCC Fda course you get to do work experience, while at UCA you dont, u need to find some yourself.

    At UCA I wanna do Film Production BA
    At LCC I wanna do Media Practise FDA+ top up year

    I really can't decide between the two!!
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    Have you visited either? Because as far as I'm aware reputation-wise they're pretty similar so it might just be down to what you like. You might say LCC has the upside of being in london, but london has its downsides too, prices and whatnot...
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    Yeah, I've visited both, I have a conditional at UCA, if I decide LCC ill try through extra.

    I like the location of LCC way more, it's 90% of why I wanna go there, I would LOVE to study in central london. But I'm unsure about the course being foundation(Fda)

    I have a place at UCA to study Film PRoduction BA

    I could go into extra and study Media Practise Fda
    http://www.lcc.arts.ac.uk/courses/fd...a_practice.htm

    The advantage of LCC is that they offer work experience opportunity's. HOWEVER, I'm worried that because the entry requirements of LCC Fda course is quite low(1 a level, 5 gcses) the students there might not be good, they might be the kind who mess around too much and disrupt the class and dont care about the course. Perhaps the standard of work might not be too good either?

    Do you think I'd be stupid to turn down a BA at UCA to do an Fda at LCC, there is an optional 1 year top up course for it to become a BA, but you're not guaranteed a place.

    Is work experience for Media THAT important? At UCA they say they'd expect you to organise it for yourself, but will I really be able to find some work experience when I'm at university? I've been looking already and can't really find any...
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    Well, my most obvious advice would be that if you have a guaranteed place at UCA it might be better to go with that than taking a chance that might backfire, but I don't really know your circumstances and all :P
    Ditto doing a different course, if you want to do media practise, do media practise. If you're not actually sure about doing media practise, well, don't take second best...
    They don't guarantee work experience at LCC, as far as I understood it they do help you but you still have to get it yourself. Of course as before being in London may help, of course.
    The entry thing... well, I'm there next year and I'm an A-grade student (eep, outed myself!), and when I was talking to the other students they all came across as dedicated and genuinely interested in the course. In such a competitive year for getting into uni I think you'd find it hard to get onto film courses if you didn't really care. The low entry requirements thing (I assume) is just because they base their entry requirements on your portfolio and whatnot, over your grades.
    Yes, media experience is important (obviously it depends on your specialism how much it's important, but generally speaking...). Wherever you are you should be able to make use of your teacher's contacts but I guess the experience of finding work is supposed to prepare you for the Real World!
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    Are you doing the Film and television BA or Media Practise Fda btw?

    My colleges ucas person told me to ring up lcc and ask if the course is offered at extra, and if they'd take me, but don't actually "go" into extra yet until I know for sure that they would take me. Not sure how that would work, the ucas woman didnt seem to know much about foundation degrees...

    One thing I noticed is that the showreel for LCC television and films looks amazing and really professional, where as the media practise one looks a lot less professional i dunno maybe im nitpicking. I'll call up lcc and get more information, but I think for more I'm playing it safe and sticking with UCA.

    But if anyone else has an opinion or stuff please post
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    Film & TV, I have to admit I didn't look at Media Practise.
    It's a difficult year really as far as getting into unis go, you have to weigh it up: are you more worried about being in a university you don't like/ that doesn't help you or a course you don't like/doesn't help you?
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    i got offered the fda as well (got rejected from their film and tv course) and i decided against.
    you'd probably have more luck getting good work experience from a ba? i'd imagine that even though you have to complete work experience for the fda, it's not definitely going to be good.
    also at the end of the day, i'd say a ba in film and tv from uca is better than a ba in media practice anywhere.
 
 
 
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