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Uni/not uni

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    I'm in Solent University of Southampton studying a Top Up course in Film and TV, and I'm wondering if university courses are the best option.
    I'm from Spain. There, I earned really professional skills in a cinema school. They taught us how to work. And people seriously wanted to work hard and to be professional.
    The fact is that was not the university, it was a private school.
    We all had enough knowledge and criteria to create acceptable works in only two years, the duration of the course. I was able to direct real music videos, with contracts, money and that wonderful stuff.
    I came here to find an improvement for myself, and to find people in a situation like this. What I found is people with no realistic ambitions, not as implicated as we were in my school... I mean, we the students in Spain were talking about how could we earn money and start being inside the media business since the first week!
    In university I see a lot of means but not trace of these ambitions.
    Skills are low in general too, overall in TV studio. I'm not going to learn nothing if I have to start from 0 again.

    So, what do you think about this? What is your opinion about studying in uni? Do you know a better way? Always talking about film and TV.

    Have a look at jobs you're interested in and work out if you need the uni degree. My feeling is that you're right, you don't and work experience matters more.
Do you have exam superstitions?

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