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I'd really like to work in the film industry, possibly as a producer or assistant director. I'd like to what universities and courses anyone would recommend to help me get there? preferably ones which offer work placements!
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I would definitely keep Nottingham Trent in mind, I heard they're good for media-type subjects
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Check out the university of derby while considering other uni's its not far from Nottingham.... www.derby.ac.uk
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Hey, my name is Ellie and I'm a student from University for the Creative Arts.

UCA is one of the leading specialist universities and have about 7,000 creative students over 5 campuses in south-east England, all with easy routes to London.

The film production course is at our farnham campus which is a 50 minute train journey from central London. The course is very popular as it has good industry links and fantastic facilities. You get to work with 16mm film in a purpose-built studio and editing on both Steenbecks and in digital suites. The course is one of the longest established film courses in the country, so its had a lot of time to build its fantastic reputation up. One of my friends is on the course and he loves it, especially as he got the opportunity to work with 16mm film cameras which was something he always wanted to do and it is a great experience.

In the third year you do a year long unit thats called professional futures its designed to help you to synthesise all your learning on the course and prepare you for the world beyond.

The course has educational partnerships with Avid and Kodak and links with:
The Royal Television Society
BECTU
Pinewood Studios
Warp Films
Arrimedia,
The Documentary Filmmakers Group
The School of Sound.

If you're interested here is a link to more details of the film production course - http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/article/29536

I am a student at UCA so if you have any questions about the course or uni life at UCA feel free to ask either by the quoting option or by personal message.

Thanks.
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i'd ask to see the student work/projects from the universities, some of them are very poor- just have a look on youtube

whereas some are known for having people going on to make films and win awards from their degree work- and get jobs

also, you are right to be looking for a place that has work experience, its really important in the film industry, in many ways more important than your degree. so try and find a place that has lots of links with industry- some universities like mine (coventry) even have proper production companies, where we get paid while on the course

if you want to produce or assistant direct in film (especially in the UK where the film industry is very small- not many 'commercial' films are made), you will probably have to learn your craft in advertising or tv if you want regular paid work. getting to assistant director or producer level can literally take years of hard graft and work in 'film'. unless of course you take the risk yourself and just go out there, raise the money and make a film yourself (like christopher nolan did)
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Bournemouth Uni's Media School has an excellent graduate employment rate and an international reputation. It houses "the UK's only Centre for Excellence in Media Practice" and has Oscar and Emmy winners amongst its graduates. Also houses the National Centre for Computer Animation - whilst not necessarily on your radar, it adds to the kudos of the department.

http://media.bournemouth.ac.uk/new-courses/index.html
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Hello my name is Met and I am in year 13 and I have got an conditional offer from Ravensbourne a great university for media and has some of the best job prospects around it is certainly one to consider if you are serious about media and is up there with Bournemouth!


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(Original post by University for the Creative Arts)
Hey, my name is Ellie and I'm a student from University for the Creative Arts.

UCA is one of the leading specialist universities and have about 7,000 creative students over 5 campuses in south-east England, all with easy routes to London.

The film production course is at our farnham campus which is a 50 minute train journey from central London. The course is very popular as it has good industry links and fantastic facilities. You get to work with 16mm film in a purpose-built studio and editing on both Steenbecks and in digital suites. The course is one of the longest established film courses in the country, so its had a lot of time to build its fantastic reputation up. One of my friends is on the course and he loves it, especially as he got the opportunity to work with 16mm film cameras which was something he always wanted to do and it is a great experience.

In the third year you do a year long unit thats called professional futures its designed to help you to synthesise all your learning on the course and prepare you for the world beyond.

The course has educational partnerships with Avid and Kodak and links with:
The Royal Television Society
BECTU
Pinewood Studios
Warp Films
Arrimedia,
The Documentary Filmmakers Group
The School of Sound.

If you're interested here is a link to more details of the film production course - http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/article/29536

I am a student at UCA so if you have any questions about the course or uni life at UCA feel free to ask either by the quoting option or by personal message.

Thanks.
I'm going for an interview for that course. What is life like at UCA in terms of accommodation and surroundings?


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I'm going for an interview for that course. What is life like at UCA in terms of accommodation and surroundings?


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The accommodation is really good. Its on campus so its a stones throw away from everything. There is also a really good vibe in the accommodation and there is a nice field behind the flats everyone sits out on in the summer. The campus is practically in the town centre and is really close to a waitrose, sainburrys, starbucks, as well as on site costa and cafe.

The town itself is quite quiet and small but we have a really good SU which has nights on three time a week but there are lots of pubs that the students inhabit that are really good. Guilford isn't too far away if you want a big clubbing night out and you can get reasonably priced taxis back and then there is always london which is only 55 minute train journey away. Also not far is Aldershot which has Westgate Leisure park, which has a cinema. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
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