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I am supposed to be joining uni in September but been having great trouble deciding not only which uni but which course.

I originally wanted to study creative writing and was all set to do that at Royal Holloway alongside drama, however got declined for it and offered the film, tv and digital production course as an alternative as is more relevant to what I am doing now (media btec)

After this i decided I don’t want to do creative writing and would find this boring but would rather something a little bit more practical like the course mentioned. I have heard bad things about this course there tho and have seen the uni satisfacfion rating isn’t great anyone experienced it what is it really like ?

I am not that into films just tv tho so is it really worth it and can I actually get a good job out of it? I’ve heard other unis such as bourmouth is better for media but want to stay local as I’m from Bracknell.

I am also interested in music as I am a songwriter but can’t really sing so I have Been looking at the music management course at southhampton Solent for this but again don’t know if I would get a good job out of this.

The big question is, is Royal Holloway a good uni for media arts or would music management be more employable ?
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I am supposed to be joining uni in September but been having great trouble deciding not only which uni but which course.

I originally wanted to study creative writing and was all set to do that at Royal Holloway alongside drama, however got declined for it and offered the film, tv and digital production course as an alternative as is more relevant to what I am doing now (media btec)

After this i decided I don’t want to do creative writing and would find this boring but would rather something a little bit more practical like the course mentioned. I have heard bad things about this course there tho and have seen the uni satisfacfion rating isn’t great anyone experienced it what is it really like ?

I am not that into films just tv tho so is it really worth it and can I actually get a good job out of it? I’ve heard other unis such as bourmouth is better for media but want to stay local as I’m from Bracknell.

I am also interested in music as I am a songwriter but can’t really sing so I have Been looking at the music management course at southhampton Solent for this but again don’t know if I would get a good job out of this.

The big question is, is Royal Holloway a good uni for media arts or would music management be more employable ?
If you won't be into the full course then it probably isnt the best option for you.
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(Original post by RJodie)
I am supposed to be joining uni in September but been having great trouble deciding not only which uni but which course.

I originally wanted to study creative writing and was all set to do that at Royal Holloway alongside drama, however got declined for it and offered the film, tv and digital production course as an alternative as is more relevant to what I am doing now (media btec)

After this i decided I don’t want to do creative writing and would find this boring but would rather something a little bit more practical like the course mentioned. I have heard bad things about this course there tho and have seen the uni satisfacfion rating isn’t great anyone experienced it what is it really like ?

I am not that into films just tv tho so is it really worth it and can I actually get a good job out of it? I’ve heard other unis such as bourmouth is better for media but want to stay local as I’m from Bracknell.

I am also interested in music as I am a songwriter but can’t really sing so I have Been looking at the music management course at southhampton Solent for this but again don’t know if I would get a good job out of this.

The big question is, is Royal Holloway a good uni for media arts or would music management be more employable ?
Hi Rjodie,

I graduated from Media Arts at Royal Holloway in 2016, so I thought I might be able to give you a bit of advice.

When I was applying for universities I had absolutely no idea what exact course I wanted to do. I was torn between English, Creative Writing, Drama, and Filmmaking. I applied for a variation of all of these, and eventually decided to pursue Media Arts at Royal Holloway for a few reasons: 1. I loved the course content, felt I could explore my love of writing, English, Drama and Filmmaking all in one and really learn about something that interested me. 2. I fell in love with the uni when I visited - it was definitely the kind of place I could see myself studying.

My advice would be to attend the Applicant Visit Day before making any decisions. You'll have a chance to interact with the department, ask your questions of current students and staff, and get a feel for if the course is right for you. Applicants should have received an email about this, but if you haven't let me know via PM.

My own experience of the course was so positive, I really would recommend anyone interested in filmmaking to go for it. You'll have a chance to do theoretical study and practical making, which I found really balanced out your understanding of media history. The first year is spent getting a foundation of knowledge across different aspects of media making and media study. After the first year you have the option to specialise and make the course exactly what you want it to be (with a few core modules added in there). There are modules on screenwriting, television aesthetics, directing, transmedia (a practical course covering content creation across a variety of platforms), world cinema, television histories, the avant garde etc etc. You can find the full list under "course structure" here.

If you have any questions about the course I am always happy to chat!

Best of luck!

Summer
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I am supposed to be joining uni in September but been having great trouble deciding not only which uni but which course.

I originally wanted to study creative writing and was all set to do that at Royal Holloway alongside drama, however got declined for it and offered the film, tv and digital production course as an alternative as is more relevant to what I am doing now (media btec)

After this i decided I don’t want to do creative writing and would find this boring but would rather something a little bit more practical like the course mentioned. I have heard bad things about this course there tho and have seen the uni satisfacfion rating isn’t great anyone experienced it what is it really like ?

I am not that into films just tv tho so is it really worth it and can I actually get a good job out of it? I’ve heard other unis such as bourmouth is better for media but want to stay local as I’m from Bracknell.

I am also interested in music as I am a songwriter but can’t really sing so I have Been looking at the music management course at southhampton Solent for this but again don’t know if I would get a good job out of this.

The big question is, is Royal Holloway a good uni for media arts or would music management be more employable ?
You could always see if you could get onto this course (BSc/BA - Digital Media Culture & Technology):
BSc - https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/cour...ology-bsc.aspx
BA - https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/cour...nology-ba.aspx

Royal Holloway is far superior in general to Solent or Bournemouth if you do look for somewhere else and if you have the grades for Royal Holloway you should be looking for a lot better that Solent or Bournemouth. And even for media Royal Holloway comes out on top: Royal Holloway(19th in UK), Bournemouth(31st in UK) and Solent(69th in UK).

Hope this helps
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