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    I'm definitely taking computer science and art for a level.
    I was wondering as my third subject, is film studies or media studies better? I want to do more practical work like video editing/filming becuase I really enjoy it, and I was told media studies has more of that while film studies is essay based. Or should I just go for a harder subject like chemistry? (I'm predicted a* in science)

    I did not take media studies for gcse btw, I did cs instead.
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    (Original post by nin-kaii)
    I'm definitely taking computer science and art for a level.
    I was wondering as my third subject, is film studies or media studies better? I want to do more practical work like video editing/filming becuase I really enjoy it, and I was told media studies has more of that while film studies is essay based. Or should I just go for a harder subject like chemistry? (I'm predicted a* in science)

    I did not take media studies for gcse btw, I did cs instead.
    If you're taking it just because you think it will be an easy option, I would suggest not taking either of them.

    Media is more practical based from what I've heard - it's 50% exam and 50% coursework (at least with the spec my college is doing) I've heard the coursework can be challenging though as is the exam.

    Film Studies, I can talk more about because I took it. There is next to no practical work. I've also found it the hardest of my subjects ngl, but I have enjoyed taking it. You have to analyse film scenes and study the context and theories behind them.
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    If you're taking it just because you think it will be an easy option, I would suggest not taking either of them.

    Media is more practical based from what I've heard - it's 50% exam and 50% coursework (at least with the spec my college is doing) I've heard the coursework can be challenging though as is the exam.

    Film Studies, I can talk more about because I took it. There is next to no practical work. I've also found it the hardest of my subjects ngl, but I have enjoyed taking it. You have to analyse film scenes and study the context and theories behind them.
    Ah thank you! I'm genuinely interested in production and film, I think about how they make each scene in a movie way too often its a little out of hand ^^; and I've made animation videos in my spare time too. I'll most likely take media, I like producing stuff as much as I like explaning it.
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    (Original post by nin-kaii)
    Ah thank you! I'm genuinely interested in production and film, I think about how they make each scene in a movie way too often its a little out of hand ^^; and I've made animation videos in my spare time too. I'll most likely take media, I like producing stuff as much as I like explaning it.
    We did study the theory behind film, like shots and lighting but we didn't get to put it in practice unfortunately so Media might be the better option Either way there are university film production courses that are amazing if you want to take that route.

    Best of luck
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    (Original post by emiloujess)
    We did study the theory behind film, like shots and lighting but we didn't get to put it in practice unfortunately so Media might be the better option Either way there are university film production courses that are amazing if you want to take that route.

    Best of luck
    Once again thank you very much I'll definetly consider those if I like media.
 
 
 
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