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    So I have only recently started looking at universities for when I graduate next year. I'm looking to do a filmmaking type course but do not know which to choose?
    Theres the 'ba (hons) film production & cinematography' or there's 'BA (Hons) Film | Bournemouth University'... What's the difference??

    I am completely new to the whole uni talk and what everything means, but if you have any idea, what seems to be the best universities for Filmmaking??

    Thank You
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    (Original post by Alex1972249)
    So I have only recently started looking at universities for when I graduate next year. I'm looking to do a filmmaking type course but do not know which to choose?
    Theres the 'ba (hons) film production & cinematography' or there's 'BA (Hons) Film | Bournemouth University'... What's the difference??

    I am completely new to the whole uni talk and what everything means, but if you have any idea, what seems to be the best universities for Filmmaking??

    Thank You
    You need to do some research into the actual contents of each course. Something labelled BA Film could be anything from a very practical course where you spend most of your time film, making and learning different skills to a very theoretical course where you are basically doing an English Lit degree but studying film instead of books/poems.

    The Guardian have tried to split universities up a bit depending on the sorts of courses they offer:
    http://www.theguardian.com/education...bles-2016#S430 (Film production and photography - practical courses)
    http://www.theguardian.com/education...bles-2016#S390 (Media and film studies - theoretical courses).

    Of course there's crossover between the two different types of course (and not every university talks to the Guardian so some end up in the wrong tables) so you still have to do some research - if you click on a university in the guardian tables a list of courses comes up - click on the courses that interest you and you'll go straight to the course page.
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    (Original post by Alex1972249)
    So I have only recently started looking at universities for when I graduate next year. I'm looking to do a filmmaking type course but do not know which to choose?
    Theres the 'ba (hons) film production & cinematography' or there's 'BA (Hons) Film | Bournemouth University'... What's the difference??

    I am completely new to the whole uni talk and what everything means, but if you have any idea, what seems to be the best universities for Filmmaking??

    Thank You
    Hi Alex,
    I study BA Television Production at Bournemouth University.

    There are a few differences to the courses:
    BA film production & cinematography is based in our partner collage: Wiltshire College, Salisbury. If I'm honest I don't know to much about this college. It may be worth going to down and visiting.

    This course has both practical and theory elements, although I believe is it more practically driven.

    The BA Film course is based at the main campus Talbot and is new for September 2016. From what I've heard this course is a balance between both theory and practical

    Both courses offer an optional 40 week placement to do between your 2nd and 3rd year.

    It's worth looking up the course details of each year to see the differences:
    https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study...cinematography

    https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study...s/ba-hons-film

    I'd also recommend going to an open day and coming along to the course talks. This will give you all the information you need to weigh up your options.

    Hope this helps and if you have any questions about Bournemouth feel free to ask
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    (Original post by Alex1972249)
    So I have only recently started looking at universities for when I graduate next year. I'm looking to do a filmmaking type course but do not know which to choose?
    Theres the 'ba (hons) film production & cinematography' or there's 'BA (Hons) Film | Bournemouth University'... What's the difference??

    I am completely new to the whole uni talk and what everything means, but if you have any idea, what seems to be the best universities for Filmmaking??

    Thank You
    Hi Alex,

    Well done for getting the ball rolling on assessing your options.

    Thinking about what you want to get out of the course, and then assessing the course content, is really important. I myself studied Media Studies at Sussex and was happy to be on a highly theoretical course; i can count on one hand how many times I touched a camera. I loved it, but I can understand that others wouldn't.

    However, other places offer very practical courses. Here at Met Film School we offer a BA in Practical Filmmaking, which goes through all the necessary skills required to work in all parts of content creation. Towards the end of the degree you would also be able to specialise in a particular area, for example directing, producing or cinematography. Our course is noteworthily active, but will still consist of some written work. As a rule, I always found BA Film courses to be fairly ambiguous, and it's worth contacting the Uni to see what they say about the structure.

    Gemma is right; open days are super important. I recall going to around 8 when i was working out where to go. We have an open evening on 26th May if you were interested in coming along

    Good luck with your research! Feel free to send me a message if you have any further questions.

    Cheers,
    Danny
 
 
 
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