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Hi, sorry if I added this in the wrong topic, but I wasn't sure.
I plan on going to university starting september 2018, and I want a degree in Film Production, but I'm not very sure which university is the best for that. I was wondering if any of you that went to a university in that field could tell me more about what you liked and disliked, also what university you think is the best. Also I'm not very sure if I should go with Film Production or Film Studies.
So far I have in mind University of Greenwich, but I'm not sure, and I know I should apply to others just in case.

I'll be very grateful for any help.
Thank you in advance.
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(Original post by Daniela G.)
Hi, sorry if I added this in the wrong topic, but I wasn't sure.
I plan on going to university starting september 2018, and I want a degree in Film Production, but I'm not very sure which university is the best for that. I was wondering if any of you that went to a university in that field could tell me more about what you liked and disliked, also what university you think is the best. Also I'm not very sure if I should go with Film Production or Film Studies.
So far I have in mind University of Greenwich, but I'm not sure, and I know I should apply to others just in case.

I'll be very grateful for any help.
Thank you in advance.
If you want to make films go for film production.

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Hey Daniela,

Have you ever thought about film school? They do Filmmaking degrees just like normal universities but only focus on the film industry.

Brighton Film School is £3,000 cheaper each year than university and we are heavily practical.

If you have any questions, let me know and I'd be happy to help you out whether its advice on careers in the film industry or which film higher education pathway would suit you best.

Look forward to chatting,

Holly
(Original post by Daniela G.)
Hi, sorry if I added this in the wrong topic, but I wasn't sure.
I plan on going to university starting september 2018, and I want a degree in Film Production, but I'm not very sure which university is the best for that. I was wondering if any of you that went to a university in that field could tell me more about what you liked and disliked, also what university you think is the best. Also I'm not very sure if I should go with Film Production or Film Studies.
So far I have in mind University of Greenwich, but I'm not sure, and I know I should apply to others just in case.

I'll be very grateful for any help.
Thank you in advance.
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Hey Daniela,

Have you ever thought about film school? They do Filmmaking degrees just like normal universities but only focus on the film industry.

Brighton Film School is £3,000 cheaper each year than university and we are heavily practical.

If you have any questions, let me know and I'd be happy to help you out whether its advice on careers in the film industry or which film higher education pathway would suit you best.

Look forward to chatting,

Holly
It's £9k in the third top up year?

And without an access agreement a student would only be able to get a loan for ~£6k for that year.

And you ask for a £500 deposit to accept an offer:eek3:

Doesn't seem that cheap
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It's £9k in the third top up year?

And without an access agreement a student would only be able to get a loan for ~£6k for that year.

And you ask for a £500 deposit to accept an offer:eek3:

Doesn't seem that cheap
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It's £9k in the third top up year?

And without an access agreement a student would only be able to get a loan for ~£6k for that year.

And you ask for a £500 deposit to accept an offer:eek3:

Doesn't seem that cheap
If students choose to study for the Top-Up instead of entering the film industry it is £9k for that year. Students are entitled to the full tuition fee loan in the HNC/HND course and the Top-Up if they choose to stay on.

We do ask for a refundable £500 deposit from students when they accept a place with us. The deposit is taken to guarantee a place and to support our small class sizes (18-20) and equipment/resources planning needs and is paid back to students when they start with us in the September.

We are a cheaper option than most other universities, but of course, still not 'cheap' at £6,000. There are a wide range of film schools in the UK who offer something different in the HE film sector.

It's great to see you have done your research on the courses and funding we offer
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If students choose to study for the Top-Up instead of entering the film industry it is £9k for that year. Students are entitled to the full tuition fee loan in the HNC/HND course and the Top-Up if they choose to stay on.

We do ask for a refundable £500 deposit from students when they accept a place with us. The deposit is taken to guarantee a place and to support our small class sizes (18-20) and equipment/resources planning needs and is paid back to students when they start with us in the September.

We are a cheaper option than most other universities, but of course, still not 'cheap' at £6,000. There are a wide range of film schools in the UK who offer something different in the HE film sector.

It's great to see you have done your research on the courses and funding we offer
£6,165 pa (plus inflation presumably) plus finding the difference from your own pocket between that and the £9k fees for the final year top up course (there's no access agreement here: https://www.offa.org.uk/access-agreements/ so students will only be eligible for a loan for the lower £6,165 level loan even though you charge £9k for that year). It's interesting that you're based at Chichester FE College and charge more than they do for the HND/HNC (https://chichester.ac.uk/higher-education £5,750 ). The course you're offering is awarded by Pearson and is a BTEC Higher National Cert/Dip http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...its-Issue2.pdf - it's the same award offered at Chichester for a lower price and with more choice over modules: https://chichester.ac.uk/course/art214 and really isn't directly comparable with the sort of Film degrees taught elsewhere that are developed as a specialised and free standing degree.

You do realise that misrepresenting the costs of your courses is against the Competitions and Markets Authority guidance to universities: https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...iders_60ss.pdf

"Cheap" isn't always a good thing - value for money matters too. There's no information on your website about what your graduates do and your courses aren't listed on unistats so there's no public information.
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£6,165 pa (plus inflation presumably) plus finding the difference from your own pocket between that and the £9k fees for the final year top up course (there's no access agreement here: https://www.offa.org.uk/access-agreements/ so students will only be eligible for a loan for the lower £6,165 level loan even though you charge £9k for that year). It's interesting that you're based at Chichester FE College and charge more than they do for the HND/HNC (https://chichester.ac.uk/higher-education £5,750 ). The course you're offering is awarded by Pearson and is a BTEC Higher National Cert/Dip http://qualifications.pearson.com/co...its-Issue2.pdf - it's the same award offered at Chichester for a lower price and with more choice over modules: https://chichester.ac.uk/course/art214 and really isn't directly comparable with the sort of Film degrees taught elsewhere that are developed as a specialised and free standing degree.

You do realise that misrepresenting the costs of your courses is against the Competitions and Markets Authority guidance to universities: https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...iders_60ss.pdf

"Cheap" isn't always a good thing - value for money matters too. There's no information on your website about what your graduates do and your courses aren't listed on unistats so there's no public information.
The course you are referring to at Chichester in the link you have provided is
Creative Multimedia and Journalism, its not the course we run in association with Chichester, which is a Pearson BTEC HNC/HND Diploma in Creative Media Production (Moving Image). This is why the prices are different because its the wrong course.

Students are eligible for the full £9,000 tuition fee if they choose to do the Top-Up.
This course is in partnership with the University of Brighton and delivered by Brighton Film School.

All of our fees and funding are stated on the website and are correct. Quality is extremely important to us, which is why we have been voted the 5th best film school in the UK and produce amazing alumni who we are very proud of.

If anybody would like to know anymore information on film schools and advice on what portfolio to start building now in college, I'd be happy to help.
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super late to this, thinking of BFS as in Brighton but who voted BFS as the 5th best school??
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super late to this, thinking of BFS as in Brighton but who voted BFS as the 5th best school??
They're basing it on an article on this site (one that refers to Bournemouth Film School as being based at Bournemouth University and lists Raindance and Brighton BTEC courses as top schools but ignores the CILECT member Screen Academy Scotland (edinburgh and napier)): http://talesfromtheargo.com/

It's not really a very "reliable" source - http://talesfromtheargo.com/category/about-us/
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