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    Hi all. So i did fairly well yesterday and got into 6th form. When i am older i want to study film prodution and eventually make films. Because of this i have a level media as my 1st choice of subject. Now i know there are only 3 for sure and maybe 4 in my school who are taking it and i don't believe they put it as a first choice. At gcse 7 took media and it was cancelled. My concern is, i have accepted my 6th form place but don't register and find out what subjects i have got out of my 4 until next friday. I start on the Monday. If media is not put on then i won't have time to enrol in a new college or 6th form. But i need to do media. So based on the fact that 3 maybe 4 people are taking media in the entire year and rougly 6 or 7 took it this year, how likely is it to be put on as a subject and what can i do if it isn't put on because i need to tske media to then go into film
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    No one can predict whether or not you'll get onto the course because it's down to the college. Are you sure you need media A level to get onto a film production course? The few I looked at don't specify A level subjects. I suspect an interest in the subject and relevant experience are more important.
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    No one can predict whether or not you'll get onto the course because it's down to the college. Are you sure you need media A level to get onto a film production course? The few I looked at don't specify A level subjects. I suspect an interest in the subject and relevant experience are more important.
    Im not saying how likely is it i will get on the course, i was asking how likely it was to run as if its running i am on the course. Well i barely have any "relevant experience" as i don't have access to the equipment needed
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    (Original post by matt991610)
    Im not saying how likely is it i will get on the course, i was asking how likely it was to run as if its running i am on the course. Well i barely have any "relevant experience" as i don't have access to the equipment needed
    Erm same response! How can anyone sitting on the internet predict whether or not your college may or may not run a particular course? It depends on so many things that are internal to the college.

    And work experience? Summer programs? There's plenty out there. Just have a look.
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    Erm same response! How can anyone sitting on the internet predict whether or not your college may or may not run a particular course? It depends on so many things that are internal to the college.

    And work experience? Summer programs? There's plenty out there. Just have a look.

    Do you know how difficult an work experience in film is to get!! Mostly there aren't any as you can't have young adults running aroubd a film set because its too important to mess up
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    There were 5 people in one of my subjects last year and it still ran just fine, but every sixth form will be different so there is no way to know for sure. Is there anyone at the sixth form you can email or ring up? Is it at your old school or somewhere new? Do you know any teachers who you could contact to ask?

    Also, I'm not doing media but from what I have heard from friends doing it/from what people usually do for any vocational subjects, you really want to look into doing extra things (such as work experience) to help with your applications. If you can't find work experience, maybe try asking media students what other things you can do to support your application/personal statement for uni other than being on actual film sets i.e. smaller personal projects or doing a lot of reading around your area, watching and reviewing films, etc? As I said this isn't my area so maybe make a new thread on the subject section for media to ask media people specifically?

    PS. Well done on getting into sixth form!
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    (Original post by matt991610)
    Do you know how difficult an work experience in film is to get!! Mostly there aren't any as you can't have young adults running aroubd a film set because its too important to mess up
    I'm sorry but where there's a will there's a way. People do get work experience which I know from having seen it on PSs. You really need to research this and get on with it if you want to get into this field. It is competitive and generally one in which work experience counts for more than anything else. Generally getting work experience requires dedication and perseverance. No field is 'easy' to get experience in. Good luck!
 
 
 
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