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    Hi!
    I am applying to Falmouth for next year (2017/18) and am hugely interested in the Ba Film course AND the BA Television course. I have experience in both and have a passion for both so I cant decide. The film course looks more theory which makes me what to choose the Television one. Any current students can help me out? Let me know what its like? Im also really into editing, is there much of that on either course?

    Thanks x
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    i shall find out when i go there in september.. i personally picked the film bc i liked that it was more theory so i wouldnt always be doing practical stuff in the filming rooms etc so i could study on my own in my own time aswell, but hey it depends what you prefer because both courses will help you get into the industry
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    (Original post by Sofiaaclara)
    i shall find out when i go there in september.. i personally picked the film bc i liked that it was more theory so i wouldnt always be doing practical stuff in the filming rooms etc so i could study on my own in my own time aswell, but hey it depends what you prefer because both courses will help you get into the industry
    Hi! Thanks for the reply! Im guessing youve started already? Any updates on the course? Have you met anyone from the other course? What do you/they think?
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    Heyy I'm hoping to be in the same course next year, so nice to meet you haha😁
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    (Original post by wnfl0303)
    Heyy I'm hoping to be in the same course next year, so nice to meet you haha😁
    Hey! hahah nice to meet you too! Ive got an interview for television course in Jan! Yourself???
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    (Original post by LIMCS)
    Hey! hahah nice to meet you too! Ive got an interview for television course in Jan! Yourself???
    Cool! I haven't applied yet haha Still working on my personal statement but I'm almost done! I hope I get the interview too! Best of luck for your interview!!
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    (Original post by wnfl0303)
    Cool! I haven't applied yet haha Still working on my personal statement but I'm almost done! I hope I get the interview too! Best of luck for your interview!!
    Thanks! hope you get one/get an offer too
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    Just wondering how essential you think it is to have a macbook for this course?
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    (Original post by xoxo1243669)
    Just wondering how essential you think it is to have a macbook for this course?
    I doubt it is essential, obviously a macbook is one of the best but on the open day they had a room full of iMacs, two per person for editing etc so I highly doubt it will matter if you do or not.

    But Im just guessing here. 😊
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    (Original post by LIMCS)
    I doubt it is essential, obviously a macbook is one of the best but on the open day they had a room full of iMacs, two per person for editing etc so I highly doubt it will matter if you do or not.

    But Im just guessing here. 😊
    Thats great! Thanks
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    (Original post by LIMCS)
    Hi! Thanks for the reply! Im guessing youve started already? Any updates on the course? Have you met anyone from the other course? What do you/they think?
    hey so i initally picked film, i thought it would suit me more...but i was wrong. i do not have extensive knowledge about films and directors, but i thought it would be okay seeing as i could learn...i was wrong. i found it extremely difficult to understand anything the lecturers were talking about, it was like trying to learn chinese or something, so i switched, it was very easy and the staff were really nice about it, i switched to television, which is probably better, i got to travel to other coastal areas and film short clips in a documentary style etc, im very much more suited to television, however me personally im having a very hard time making friends..im quite different and people dont seem to gel well with me on the course. saying all that, this all depends on you and who you are, do you watch television and series more or films, making friends will probably be easy for you so dont worry about that, i hope u applied for both, sorry im very late, i think the ucas deadline is gone i didnt get notifications from student room!!
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    (Original post by Sofiaaclara)
    hey so i initally picked film, i thought it would suit me more...but i was wrong. i do not have extensive knowledge about films and directors, but i thought it would be okay seeing as i could learn...i was wrong. i found it extremely difficult to understand anything the lecturers were talking about, it was like trying to learn chinese or something, so i switched, it was very easy and the staff were really nice about it, i switched to television, which is probably better, i got to travel to other coastal areas and film short clips in a documentary style etc, im very much more suited to television, however me personally im having a very hard time making friends..im quite different and people dont seem to gel well with me on the course. saying all that, this all depends on you and who you are, do you watch television and series more or films, making friends will probably be easy for you so dont worry about that, i hope u applied for both, sorry im very late, i think the ucas deadline is gone i didnt get notifications from student room!!
    Hi! That's okay, I applied for television and got a place I'm really into directors and all that stuff but if you say on television they don't really talk about it, that's okay too! What accommodation are you in? Where would you say is the one with the most people going out and socialising etc? And which would you say is the least? Ahaha
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    Anyone got an offer for film yet?
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    (Original post by smallshark)
    Anyone got an offer for film yet?
    I have 😄
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    Hey, current 1st year TV student here. Yeah, TV course is definitely much more practical than film from what I've heard/experienced. I've been in the same situation as you, couldn't decide what to pick (applied for both) and then when I had an interview, I asked the lecturer and he told me TV is more practical and therefore would probably suit me more. I'm living in Glasney Student Village, which is literally right on campus, so don't have to commute. In terms of socialising, the freshers week was absolutely bonkers, met most of my pals then (same problem as mentioned above, I don't really have any friends on the course itself), so I'm very glad that I chose to live in the halls. They have student accommodation in Fally (Falmouth) as well which would be good for you if you don't mind taking a bus to uni every day and generally like to live in a town. However, most of the freshers live in Penryn (on campus) and whenever we want to go out to town (Falmouth), we usually just do pres either at our flats or in the Stannary bar (on campus) and then take a bus to Falmouth.
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    (Original post by RandomGuyFromFal)
    Hey, current 1st year TV student here. Yeah, TV course is definitely much more practical than film from what I've heard/experienced. I've been in the same situation as you, couldn't decide what to pick (applied for both) and then when I had an interview, I asked the lecturer and he told me TV is more practical and therefore would probably suit me more. I'm living in Glasney Student Village, which is literally right on campus, so don't have to commute. In terms of socialising, the freshers week was absolutely bonkers, met most of my pals then (same problem as mentioned above, I don't really have any friends on the course itself), so I'm very glad that I chose to live in the halls. They have student accommodation in Fally (Falmouth) as well which would be good for you if you don't mind taking a bus to uni every day and generally like to live in a town. However, most of the freshers live in Penryn (on campus) and whenever we want to go out to town (Falmouth), we usually just do pres either at our flats or in the Stannary bar (on campus) and then take a bus to Falmouth.
    So do you like the course? Or do you wish you'd picked film? How often are you out?
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    (Original post by LIMCS)
    So do you like the course? Or do you wish you'd picked film? How often are you out?
    Yeah, I really like the course and from what I've heard, I'm glad that I chose TV over film as we don't have that much theory. The first term was really exciting about all the projects we did, this current term doesn't seem that interesting but I'll see how it goes.
    As I'm trying to save money rn, I'm not that keen on going out. Nonetheless, me and my friends drink at our flats or in the Stannary bar every now and then, personally don't feel like going to Fal that much. But ofc, there are people who go out to town at least once a week, I just don't feel like going there if there isn't any interesting event going on (as Club I isn't really my thing).
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    (Original post by RandomGuyFromFal)
    Yeah, I really like the course and from what I've heard, I'm glad that I chose TV over film as we don't have that much theory. The first term was really exciting about all the projects we did, this current term doesn't seem that interesting but I'll see how it goes.
    As I'm trying to save money rn, I'm not that keen on going out. Nonetheless, me and my friends drink at our flats or in the Stannary bar every now and then, personally don't feel like going to Fal that much. But ofc, there are people who go out to town at least once a week, I just don't feel like going there if there isn't any interesting event going on (as Club I isn't really my thing).
    Yeah clubbing isn't really my thing, one of the reasons I chose falmouth but I like drinking a lot lol.
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    (Original post by LIMCS)
    Yeah clubbing isn't really my thing, one of the reasons I chose falmouth but I like drinking a lot lol.
    Then definitely try to get to Glasney Student Village, there's plenty of drinking going on here and no clubbing (apart from Stannary events once a month)!
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    (Original post by RandomGuyFromFal)
    Then definitely try to get to Glasney Student Village, there's plenty of drinking going on here and no clubbing (apart from Stannary events once a month)!
    You reckon people in Falmouth halls go out more in Falmouth then?
 
 
 
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