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I'm looking at doing a Film prodution course (I'd like one with both theoritcal and practical elements - love making AND writing about film) but don't know where the best courses are!
i've looked at mostly Uni's with Creative Skillset so far, and am going to look at Bournemouth Arts, Westminster, Staffordshire, and University of Creative Arts and Ravensbourne. Does anyone have any knowledge or advice on these courses?
Or any other good courses and Uni's to go look out?
i'd like a course that gives me both knowledge in theory and practical and also some with industry links and professionals and before you say you might aswell go gain experience and not go, i'd still like to study for a bit longer. So wanna go. My target grades for A levels are A*, A, B. So if you know any good courses, please tell me!
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Fundamentally, excluding Met Film School because of their extortionate prices, AUB and Westminster are the two best courses in the UK. Westminster has a bit more theory in its course than AUB which tends to be more practical, whilst also being a bit more arty. Westminster has the advantage of being in London (sort of, it's actually in Middlesex) whlist AUB has a better course. I'd recommend checking out the open days for both, and building a really strong portfolio for AUB.
P.S. what about Kingston?
Any other good courses that you would recommend, preferably in London? Thanks
P.S. what about Kingston?
There's also Ravensboure, which is great if you want to be a camera operator or sound recordist because they're very technically oriented but they don't really teach storytelling on their course so wouldn't recommend if you want to direct, write or be a DoP.
Wouldn't recommend Kingston, it doesn't have a reputation for its film course. Essentially, the "best" universities for film production in the UK (in no particular order) are UCA Farnham, Westminster, AUB, Ravensbourne and LCC. Middlesex looks like it has a moderately decent course but it's not in the same league reputation-wise as the others I've listed.
i dont mean to sound rude, and correct me if im wrong but your predicted grades are pretty good. You could potentially apply to a more prestigious university and do film studies there say exeter or kings college for example and then go on and do a masters in film production later, for example at the national film and television school which do some very prestigious postgrad masters. Im not sure about the reputation of the univiersities for the course you wish to apply for, but employers generally consider undergrad degrees to be 'mickey mouse.' Dont be fooled into thinking that film producers dont need academic qualifications and work experience is more important. If you look at the biographies of some famous film producers, many of them have both. A friend of mine just graduated with a degree from cambridge in english and did a masters in film production at the national film and television school and is now a freelance film producer doing quite well. I'm not meaning to be rude or sound offensive, I'm just saying this to you because you sound like a bright girl who is capable of achieving more