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Hey,

Please move this if its in the wrong section.
But what is considered or in your opinion to be the best uni for film studies?

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There are loads, but to name a few
Canterbury
Cardiff
Nottingham
Warwick
De Montford
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I suggest DMU as mc_hamster mentioned, that's where I'll be doing it *points to sig*
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film studies is a waste of time wherever you do it :laugh:
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I liked the look of DMU, but wanted to do film as a single degree really.
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Most of the film studies degrees are combined, otherwise you are left with a degree that means nothing. That's why I chose to do journalism as well.
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yeh a lot of them do tend to offer film studies combined with something else.
such as:
kings college london - film studies and american studies
warwick - film studies and american literature
nottingham - film and television studies
i'm pretty sure a few of the met unis do film studies too
but queen mary's do straight film studies and last year it was 300 points (BBB) to get on and apparantly the course is really good if you're after a mix of critical-type work and hands on filming type things and being in london there's plenty of opportunities to get work experience in the field.
hope that helps!
oo in fact if you go on the ucas site and do a course search for film studies there's loads of places, even St Andrews do it!!
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(Original post by mermania)
film studies is a waste of time wherever you do it :laugh:
and why is that? :rolleyes:
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yeah, for conversations sake, why?
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Warwick do Film and television studies and Film and literature (not American literature as was mentioned). They're both purely theoretical degrees however with no practical component. They both ask for AABb (although last year apparently everyone on the course had AAA).
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UCLAN do Film and Media. That's the course I'm doing now. It's a pretty good course, first years a bit dull if you've done media before but hey.. it's a purely coursework assessed course as well (you do get some timed essays but it's not quite the same as an exam). It's a theoretical course but after first year you have the option to do work placement type modules...
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(Original post by mermania)
film studies is a waste of time wherever you do it :laugh:
Just the sort of opinion that makes me laugh as hard as you do. A degree is a degree as far as I'm aware and although I'm doing Film I'm pretty sure I'll come out with a BA (Honours) degree at the end of my three years of study.

Yes, the subject is considered to be pointless by 'academics' and the majority of people studying English, Maths, Science(s), Law etc. To them Film is not a worthy degree but to a lot of people it is.

Film comes under the umbrella term of The Arts and is widely accepted to be a creative and intellectual subject to study. The great thing about living in a democracy is that we have freedom of choice. The great thing about living in a developed country such as ours is the accessability of education.

Both of the above statements enforce my opinion that you choose what you want to do because you have a passion for it. Not simply because it's the 'thing to do' or even because it's the subject best suited to your chosen career. It is our privilege to have this choice and to do what is best for us individually.

I have a passion for motion pictures and that's why I am taking Film Studies. I can't break it down any further than that.

As for pointless; it might be to you but it certainly isn't to me.

Among the positions held by graduates from my course are Curator, Archivist, Journalist, and Teacher as well as careers in areas such as Film, Television and the Media (including distribution and exhibition)

I do not run with the pack and like many others, find it hard to understand just why so many people choose to take mainstream courses. But hey, they do their thing, I'll do mine.

I don't know what I'll be when I'm 30. I'm not sure I care too much. I may not even be alive in ten years time.

I don't have my life or career planned out to that extent but be under no illusions - I know exactly what I'm doing at this precise moment with regard to my chosen course.
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While I respect that you are studying the subject because you enjoy it, its hardly going to get u a good job.
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While I respect that you are studying the subject because you enjoy it, its hardly going to get u a good job.
While I respect your point of view, I may not want a 'good job'.

I take it by saying that you mean a job that provides good prospects or a large salary. I want to enjoy what I do for a living, not be part of the machine for the sake of paying a huge mortgage or the finance on the car.

I want to live a simple life and I don't subscribe to this nations current culture of materialism or greed. I will not succumb to the increasing trend of personal debt and I will remain true to the more important things in life.

People live their lives in different ways. I do not want a 'good job' in the terms that I think you describe it. I want a job that's good for me.
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While I respect that you are studying the subject because you enjoy it, its hardly going to get u a good job.

Is it not?
Are you sure?

O.K then thanks for that.
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its hardly going to get u a good job.
really?

so in a few years time when I'm working as a filmmaker (cinematographer, director, art director) /photographer I won't have a "good job?" :rolleyes:


what exactly is your idea of a "good job"?
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I apologise, my post above is arrogant and snobbish. I should have used the words well paid and not likely rather than good and hardly. It makes me sound like I disrespected your subject which is not the impression I wanted to give. Sorry Film Studies People

Thnak you for your post atomheartbrother, it was imformative and a better and more mature reply than my statement deserved
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(Original post by Heartbreaker)
I apologise, my post above is arrogant and snobbish. I should have used the words well paid and not likely rather than good and hardly. It makes me sound like I disrespected your subject which is not the impression I wanted to give. Sorry Film Studies People

Thnak you for your post atomheartbrother, it was imformative and a better and more mature reply than my statement deserved
Hey man, don't worry about it. The subject gets a lot of bashing so we're used to it I just wanted to explain my own personal view of things and I think you can see that.

Cheers for the rep and the reply post, if anyone was mature there it was you.
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I hear Aber is pretty good, and when i was at he open day (albeit for Law) the film studies department looked pretty spanking nice!

Lincoln i think is good too coz my mate is applyin there lol
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Could anyone give me an idea of some first year books used please?
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