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.
Should I still go?