Today i got my a level results
A2 Media studies - C
A2 English Literature - C
AS Film Studies - B
i know my grades are very average
But the problem is that i don't know whether i should finish Film studies and start university in sept. 2014 or to take a fashion/costume designing course at college which means that i will start uni when i am 20. (i have a part time job which means i can and save money over the next 2 years for uni and i've always wanted to be costume designer for films)
I have a B in textiles for Gcse and but my school sixth form didn't teach textiles so i chose other subjects instead. I've spoken to my parents and they both support me whatever choice i make!
Is it too late to start a new A level course at college? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 15-08-2013 21:05
- 16-08-2013 12:33
Congratulations on your results!
I know making the decision about University can be difficult. I've just graduated from The University for the Creative Arts with a degree in Film Production and thought you might be interested in the Creative Arts for Theatre and Film degree course. I have just spoken to the admissions team and they said that with your results you could get a place.
The course is held at Rochester at a campus dedicated to the arts and is for those with an enthusiasm for theatre, TV and film costume, prop and set design. If you are looking for a course that prepares you for an artistic and creative career in theatre and film, this is it! The facilities at UCA are fantastic giving you access to dedicated studios for set building, costume and propmaking, well-equipped wood, metal, resin, plaster and ceramic workshops, laser cutters and 3D printers and specialist sewing rooms, dye and print facilities as well as photography studios. Work placement is a strong feature of the course and UCA has great industry links. Some students have worked at the Royal Opera House for example, others on films such as Prometheus. With all students studying art related subjects it's hard not to be inspired!
You may also want to consider the Film Production course at Farnham that I was on, though I think the one at Rochester is better suited to what you want to do. On Film Production there is a specialist unit for those interested in production design but it won't be in as much depth and you get taught about other roles as well. I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.
UCA is a fantastic environment to learn in, you only need to look at their news feed to see the standard. Top news includes the following:
UCA students at the Royal School of Needlework created the bespoke lace for the Royal wedding dress.
UCA graduates have gone on to win 4 Oscars and 11 BAFTAS
Heard of Where's Wally?, Peppa Pig and Compare the Meerket... they were all created at UCA!
If you are interested check out the Universities Youtube page http://www.youtube.com/unicreativearts or call the clearing hotline: 0800 068 0088.
I hope this helps.
Good luck with the decision,