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    I'm still doing A levels rn but I'm picking my uni courses I'd like to do in a year or so. I want to do something like film because the whole process of making these things gets me extremely excited. My only problem is that I'm doubting my skills. I don't know if I'm good enough to even take the course (even if it's a 4 year course which the first year requires learning the basics). I study media so I practically know how films work, but my only problem is making the film.

    If I am terrible at it, is it even worth taking film at uni? I know lots of people that take other subjects without being familiar with it but I don't know if it's different with creative ones like film. Do you actually need the skills first, since they ask for a portfolio?

    sorry for these annoying questions
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    (Original post by louisaah)
    I'm still doing A levels rn but I'm picking my uni courses I'd like to do in a year or so. I want to do something like film because the whole process of making these things gets me extremely excited. My only problem is that I'm doubting my skills. I don't know if I'm good enough to even take the course (even if it's a 4 year course which the first year requires learning the basics). I study media so I practically know how films work, but my only problem is making the film.

    If I am terrible at it, is it even worth taking film at uni? I know lots of people that take other subjects without being familiar with it but I don't know if it's different with creative ones like film. Do you actually need the skills first, since they ask for a portfolio?

    sorry for these annoying questions
    There are 2 main types of film degree. You could do something like film making, or film studies.

    If you want to do film making, you would at least need to have attempted to make some films yourself, even if it is just with a mobile phone camera and a Barbie doll. The one I linked is just an example, but it also asks for an art A Level or art foundation course, and you would need to have used this previous study to make films.

    If you want film studies, that's a less practical course. It's more about the theory of film - the one linked teaches film history, creative writing etc. You wouldn't need the practical experience before you start, but then this degree wouldn't teach you how to make a film.
 
 
 
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