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So; there's a lot of threads out there with negative points of view towards these so-called 'Mickey Mouse' degrees, so I wanted to throw in a positive approach.

If you're on a course that a lot of people claim is a 'Mickey Mouse' one, what're your plans for the future, and how do you intend to go about them?

I'll give my input first; I'm studying TV Production. Once I finish, my dream is to become a studio camera operator. I know I'll have to work my way up from little/no pay, and might never make it in the industry like that, but that's my main goal.
If that doesn't happen, I'll make videos on a more personal level (i.e. filming weddings etc. and making films for competitions/festivals).

So yeah, fellow proud 'Mickey Mousers', those of you who are taking a degree for the worth it brings to you, and who know that their course isn't pointless, speak up now!

Join the 'Mickey Mousers' Society today and chat with others who share your pride in doing a course, despite the criticism of others!

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...ers%27_Society
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TV Production is a BSc??
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TV Production is a BSc??
Yes thanks, and if you've just come in here to cause arguments, then don't bother. I want this to be a positive thread, with no academic snobbery or 'we know your course is rubbish even though we've not studied it'.
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Can't be should be a BA for sure.

EDIT: At the 2 only other universities where that course is offered it is a BA.
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Yes thanks, and if you've just come in here to cause arguments, then don't bother. I want this to be a positive thread, with no academic snobbery or 'we know your course is rubbish even though we've not studied it'.
:eek: You 'Mickey Mousers' are a paranoid lot aren't you, I actually think its great people undertake degrees because they are so plainly interested in that given subject, and that they don't care what people say/think of their choice. Don't you feel bad now
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:eek: You 'Mickey Mousers' are a paranoid lot aren't you, I actually think its great people undertake degrees because they are so plainly interested in that given subject, and that they don't care what people say/think of their choice. Don't you feel bad now
Nope, not really, because you still made a silly judgement at the start which could've started a lot of negativity :p: Thanks for the justification though.
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Nope, not really, because you still made a silly judgement at the start which could've started a lot of negativity :p: Thanks for the justification though.
Actually YOU made the judgement but asuming my suprise at TV Production being a BSc is a insult/negative comment :p:

I think I'll stop here.
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Actually YOU made the judgement but asuming my suprise at TV Production being a BSc is a insult/negative comment :p:

I think I'll stop here.

Ah yes, but Tagit took it up and made it appear negative, which is what I was predicting. But yeh, my bad.
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Are you looking for an argument?
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Are you looking for an argument?

Me? No.
I WAS hoping for there to be ONE positive thread where people could sensibly discuss their courses, but I'm starting to realise now that it's not gonna happen...oops.
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I'm doing Graphic Design, does that count?

My mom tells everyone I'm doing a degree in 'colouring-in' rofl.
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I'm doing Graphic Design, does that count?

My mom tells everyone I'm doing a degree in 'colouring-in' rofl.

Well in that case, I'm guessing, yes.
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You should start a society....there's one for pretty much everything else, even having an innie belly button! :rolleyes:

Don't bite my head off OP but i am curious just like andy_1989 why is your course a BSC?? I don't understand where the science comes in...i mean something to do with media/TV is surely artistic and creative and thus more suitable for a BA?:confused:
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You should start a society....there's one for pretty much everything else, even having an innie belly button! :rolleyes:

Don't bite my head off OP but i am curious just like andy_1989 why is your course a BSC?? I don't understand where the science comes in...i mean something to do with media/TV is surely artistic and creative and thus more suitable for a BA?:confused:
I'm not gonna bite your head off lol.
Well the degree involves mainly using all of the equipment, and learning how it all works, as well as the more creative things; and brings in things such as audio, web design etc as well, so I guess that's more than an artistic course would offer?
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Unlike you lot I am actually going to do a course that involves learning about mice. How they function, what diseases they get, how you treat them. Therefore my course is definitely Mickey Mouse (and Minnie too if she doesnt feel well).
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(Original post by Kate.)
I'm doing Graphic Design, does that count?

My mom tells everyone I'm doing a degree in 'colouring-in' rofl.
Not really, it's a specialist area in which a degree is actually of some use. I imagine it's quite high level stuff, is it not?
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Unlike you lot I am actually going to do a course that involves learning about mice. How they function, what diseases they get, how you treat them. Therefore my course is definitely Mickey Mouse (and Minnie too if she doesnt feel well).
Haha, damm, you win!
What about Stuart Little?
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I'm not gonna bite your head off lol.
Well the degree involves mainly using all of the equipment, and learning how it all works, as well as the more creative things; and brings in things such as audio, web design etc as well, so I guess that's more than an artistic course would offer?
Ahh right i get it now. This guy from my workplace is doing a computer games graphics degree, or something like that i can never quite remember and he had to do some science modules such as the physics of sound. His course was a BSC aswell despite it sounding artistic becuase of all the physics modules and the IT and technical equipment, so i suppose your course is similar in that respect.
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Ahh right i get it now. This guy from my workplace is doing a computer games graphics degree, or something like that i can never quite remember and he had to do some science modules such as the physics of sound. His course was a BSC aswell despite it sounding artistic becuase of all the physics modules and the IT and technical equipment, so i suppose your course is similar in that respect.
Yeah probably. I mean, we learn the creative side but it's mostly the technical stuff we focus on, and we do share a few modules with people on the 'Web and Multimedia' course here, which I guess shares things with a comptuer games degree in turn.
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Can I be an honourary member? I'd love to be doing Surf Science right now but am stuck with English
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