Is Film Production at Arts University Bournemouth a good course?

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    I keep receiving mixed signals about this Uni. I'm planning on applying here to study Film Production starting September 2017 as I've heard some great things from people I know who have graduated. Some of the recommendations online also highly praise both the Uni and the Film Production course, so I was really excited about the prospect of going. However today I read some stats on sites such as WhatUni and Unistats which appear to say the Uni itself is good but the course is not, which has got me really conflicted about what I should do!

    As I said, I know a few people who have finished the course and others at the Uni who all gave me high recommendations, but these online stats have really thrown me off.

    For example . More information: (opens new layer) Only 35% of the people asked on WhatUni were satisfied with the course.

    Anyone else who does the course who can tell me what they think?
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    I'm in the exact same situation. I was considering going to study film production and cinematography at Bournemouth University instead but I'm struggling to make a decision. Many reviews praise he AUB course but the statistics suggest otherwise.
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    (Original post by RJ1999)
    I'm in the exact same situation. I was considering going to study film production and cinematography at Bournemouth University instead but I'm struggling to make a decision. Many reviews praise he AUB course but the statistics suggest otherwise.
    Yeah it's quite confusing. I've checked the stats and apparently only a few students answered the questions about their experiences, so it might not be entirely representative of the course.
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    (Original post by RJ1999)
    I'm in the exact same situation. I was considering going to study film production and cinematography at Bournemouth University instead but I'm struggling to make a decision. Many reviews praise he AUB course but the statistics suggest otherwise.
    Be warned. That BU course is based in salisbury
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    Don't go to AUB unless you're going for the BA. I'm currently studying MA right now and I'm the 4th student to drop out of the 15 of us. Last year 4 students out of 12 also left. In the previous years a lot of students have dropped off from both BA and MA. Personally in my experience the course sucks and is a waste of time and money. You barely have any lectures and when you do they just repeat the same things over and over again. The guest lecturers may have had a lot of experience but they suck at teaching. There's a huge difference between being good at something and being good at teaching it to others, and in this case I'm afraid it's not the latter. The course is director orientated, so don't go especially if you're on the other pathways (screenwriting, producing, cinematography, editing etc.) because all you'll be doing is playing second fiddle to everyone else even though you're paying exactly the same amount of fee. You make 7 films within the year:
    1.) 30 sec
    2.) 1 min
    3.) 2 min
    4.) 5-8 min
    5.) 2 min
    6.) 20 min maximum
    7.) 20-30 min maximum

    The only way you could try to make it worth the money is spend your free time volunteering for loads and loads of student productions, there's always someone asking for a production designer or an actor from either bu or aub and you could collaborate with them and perhaps make connections. Or try to get into as many film festivals and workshops as you can as you might have access to these as a student. So in brief, unless you're really ambitious, diligent, and keep on knocking on doors everywhere outside of class I wouldn't recommend it.

    Good luck with your choice.
 
 
 
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