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    So one of the decisions that I'm struggling to make at the moment is what to study at University.

    For a couple of years now, I've been interested in the idea of working in film, particularly in cinematography, and up until I started college, it was something I was pretty much set on. Except after a few months of A Level Film, Psych and English Language, I'm wondering if Psychology would be a more 'stable' thing to study.

    I love studying Psychology, but the issue is that I don't think I'd ever really want to work in it unless it were a backup job for film. I think I'd enjoy working in film, but it's much riskier in terms of whether or not I'll be able to find a job etc.

    The other option would obviously be a gap year, but I'd only like to do this if I could do it through a company offering work experience in Film, and so far, those are pretty limited.

    Any advice on what I should study in uni?
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    For the vast majority of jobs, it isn't going to make any real difference whether you studied film or psychology, though the latter is probably viewed as somewhat more academic. For the jobs you claim you want to do, it would seem that employers probably would care about the fact you have relevant skills and experience. Thus, I think you should study the thing you really want to: film. You can always take a conversion course for psychology down the line if you change your mind.
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