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Hey

I am fifteen and currently studying for my standard grades and my intermediate 2's ( i live in scotland). I study, maths, english, french, geography, administration, biology, music and art! From my preelim i have recieved mostly 1's and 2's with maths being the exception (i got a 3/3)
I have always been interested in media and i am wondering if there are courses which concentrate on this subject! i am particularily interested in film, television and radio. Im also wondering what job oppertunities would arrise if i did a degree specialising in this subject. My second choice would be buisiness management and i would hope to include that subject in the first couple of years in my university course, also if media is to risky i.e is there no jobs there, should i concentrate on business? If i could do a course where i would do buisiness management, english and film and television studies for my first couple of year and then specialise in film and television that would be great but i do not know if this is possible! If anyone has any guidance i woul really like to hear from them!

THANKS

P.S i have chosen Biology, maths, buisiness management, english and geography for highers and other intermediate twos, and i would then chose media studies in sixth year.


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HELLO does anyone know about media courses? i am really serious about this and i want to pursue as a career but i need to know ore info bout it! :confused:

Ta much! :rolleyes:

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loads of people do media studies, and its seen as a joke by a lot of people

its probably better to set yourself apart from the crowd, try and get directly involved in the profession by offering your services for free - once you get contacts in the profession, ask what is the best way forward

don't think you'll find any journalists on here, hence I don't think this is the best place to ask - think its probably better to ask people who are actually in the profession rather than rely on the guesses of others

no doubt this thread will eventually turn into a debate of the worth of media studies courses...

also, saying that you are interested in film, television and radio doesn't exactly narrow the field - you'll have to decide what exact sector you want to go into (e.g. film critic)
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I'm doing a degree in Journalism starting in October and all I can say is only go for a media course that is well respected and well known. Look for somewhere with a high employment rate and has been teaching the course for a long time


Somewhere near an important city such as London, Bristol etc.

Phone up places where you'd like to get work and ask them which University they'd hire from

and get LOTS of experience beforehand, no matter how random or how unrelated to your specific career in the media, everything is relevant and it's a dog eat dog industry.

Please excuse the appalling grammar within this message
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i was thinking if i do an undergraduates degree i could keep my options open! incase i change my mind and decide to concentrate on buissiness management! but in the meanwhile i will keep on trying to get work experience!

BTW can i ask any of you guys what career path do you think is best, media or buisiness, please give me your opinions!

thanks
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I know a few people who intend to work in the media but have done english at uni because it can be considered more highly. I don't know if that helps but you could try calling a few companys and asking if they would rather an employee had english or media or a joint honours. English also gives you a fall back in the worst casr scenareo. But if it is media in your heart then go for it.
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