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    Hello! My name is Francesca and I'm an American high school student looking to study film studies the UK. I'm just having an issue with choosing which unis to apply to. Which schools have good reputations? Which ones should I avoid?
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    (Original post by dancingmunchkin)
    Hello! My name is Francesca and I'm an American high school student looking to study film studies the UK. I'm just having an issue with choosing which unis to apply to. Which schools have good reputations? Which ones should I avoid?
    For subjects like film in the UK there are a lot of "bad" universities that offer excellent film/creative courses (and vice versa - some of the top universities are behind the curve when it comes to creative subjects)....so really you need to focus on finding a course that matches your interests.

    Are you looking for an academic film *studies* course (ie critical analysis of films similar to english degrees critically analyse novels/poetry/plays) or are you looking for a more practical course or a combination of the two?
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    For subjects like film in the UK there are a lot of "bad" universities that offer excellent film/creative courses (and vice versa - some of the top universities are behind the curve when it comes to creative subjects)....so really you need to focus on finding a course that matches your interests.

    Are you looking for an academic film *studies* course (ie critical analysis of films similar to english degrees critically analyse novels/poetry/plays) or are you looking for a more practical course or a combination of the two?
    I'm looking for a more academic course. A purely academic course is preferred for me, but I wouldn't mind one with a combination. It's important to understand how films are made as well.
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    (Original post by dancingmunchkin)
    I'm looking for a more academic course. A purely academic course is preferred for me, but I wouldn't mind one with a combination. It's important to understand how films are made as well.
    OK well this is a list of very academic film studies courses (often with access to particularly good screening/library facilities):
    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/unde.../courses/w620/
    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/humanit...m_studies.page
    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergrad...tudies-ba.aspx
    http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduat...ees/film/film/
    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/und...ourse-overview
    It's worth looking at the specific modules available - some courses will have a focus on specific areas (eg Southampton is particularly strong on international/European/non-English language films)

    These three include more opportunity for practical filmmaking as part of the course (but also include significant academic theory) - the Bradford course is a bit of an oddity - the university doesn't have a particularly strong reputation but the city houses http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/ which is a massive resource.

    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...lm-television/
    https://www2.uea.ac.uk/study/undergr...vision-studies
    http://www.bradford.ac.uk/study/cour...tudies-3-years
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    (Original post by dancingmunchkin)
    I'm looking for a more academic course. A purely academic course is preferred for me, but I wouldn't mind one with a combination. It's important to understand how films are made as well.
    Do take a look at those courses and have a read of the course profiles. What I would say about UEA is we're a Top 15 university, with high levels of student satisfaction (Top 5 in the UK ever since the National Student Survey began!). You can find out more about our department here: https://www.uea.ac.uk/film-television-media

    Also do take a look at our YouTube channel for more about studying at UEA. Here's a glimpse of what it would be like studying and living in Norwich and Norfolk. We have students from nearly every country in the world, so you'd still feel at home here

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    OK well this is a list of very academic film studies courses (often with access to particularly good screening/library facilities):
    http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/unde.../courses/w620/
    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/humanit...m_studies.page
    http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergrad...tudies-ba.aspx
    http://www.exeter.ac.uk/undergraduat...ees/film/film/
    http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/und...ourse-overview
    It's worth looking at the specific modules available - some courses will have a focus on specific areas (eg Southampton is particularly strong on international/European/non-English language films)

    These three include more opportunity for practical filmmaking as part of the course (but also include significant academic theory) - the Bradford course is a bit of an oddity - the university doesn't have a particularly strong reputation but the city houses http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/ which is a massive resource.

    http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/under...lm-television/
    https://www2.uea.ac.uk/study/undergr...vision-studies
    http://www.bradford.ac.uk/study/cour...tudies-3-years
    A million thanks for everything, I truly appreciate it!

    I had a look at The Guardian's league table for Film Studies, and I also used WhatUni to figure out which unis I could get into with my AP test scores in terms of the tariff point system.

    I've narrowed my choices down to Bangor, South Wales, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, and Glasgow. I considered Warwick (which seems like a place I would love) and Southampton, but they're pretty expensive, so I decided not to apply. If I do end up studying in the UK, I'm planning to have a look at Warwick, Southampton, and UEA for postgrad study.
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    A million thanks for everything, I truly appreciate it!

    I had a look at The Guardian's league table for Film Studies, and I also used WhatUni to figure out which unis I could get into with my AP test scores in terms of the tariff point system.

    I've narrowed my choices down to Bangor, South Wales, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, and Glasgow. I considered Warwick (which seems like a place I would love) and Southampton, but they're pretty expensive, so I decided not to apply. If I do end up studying in the UK, I'm planning to have a look at Warwick, Southampton, and UEA for postgrad study.
    You are best off looking at the univeristy entry requirements pages or contacting universities directly for entry requirements.
 
 
 
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