Studying Film at Royal Holloway, Queen Mary and Leeds University

Watch
warmpancakes
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
I'm considering studying in Royal Holloway, Queen Mary or Leeds University of Arts for Film, any tips on which I should choose?
0
reply
warmpancakes
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#2
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#2
btw im an international student
0
reply
Royal Holloway, University of London
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
(Original post by warmpancakes)
I'm considering studying in Royal Holloway, Queen Mary or Leeds University of Arts for Film, any tips on which I should choose?
Hi warmpancakes,

I ended up picking Royal Holloway for Media Arts because I knew it would give me the opportunity to explore a range of roles within Media Arts. Throughout your three years you are honing your skills down to find what it is you’d like to specialise in. This is great because it gives you the time to learn where your strengths and passions are, and even if you don’t go on to take a specific course, you’re still surrounded by equipment and talented people from around the world so you can pursue those things in your free time. I specialised in Producing for Film and Television for my final year but still love writing and directing!

I chose to study Media Arts because I felt like it taught you not only the analytical skills required for research, approaching problems with a creative mind-set, and great team working skills (all very good things on your CV), but also because it taught you practical skills.

I recommend that you take the time to go through the different modules, course structures etc for the courses you are interested in and try to think about what might suit you best. Things like facilities, career opportunities, and location are all things that I also considered when picking the right course, because these are the things which will shape your job prospects upon graduation.

I hope that helps, but if you do have any more questions let me know!

Summer
0
reply
warmpancakes
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#4
do you have any knowledge about the course in other universities
0
reply
Royal Holloway, University of London
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#5
Report 1 year ago
#5
(Original post by warmpancakes)
do you have any knowledge about the course in other universities
I was looking at other courses a while ago now, but when I was looking I really struggled to find something with the right theory/practical split. One thing I liked about Royal Holloway's course was that the theory backed up the practical elements for example a theory module I did on British Cinema helped to shape my thoughts about the films I wanted to make and how they related to the British industry.

One thing that stood out about Royal Holloway for me was the continuous support for making your own films. The fact that I was able to take out equipment, book spaces, ask for advice, whenever I wanted and enter the edit labs 24/7 made it so much easier for me to make films outside of my course, whereas a lot of other courses I looked at didn't offer that flexibility (and the extra-curricular stuff is really where you explore what kind of filmmaker you want to be).

Finally, the thing that swung Royal Holloway for me over other places was the location. Being on a campus made getting out and making my own stuff so much more achievable than being in a city, but we still had access to London (including the rooms we have in Bedford Square/ Senate House which were ideal for holding auditions with London based actors).


Summer
0
reply
warmpancakes
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#6
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#6
ok tq
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Current uni students - are you thinking of dropping out of university?

Yes, I'm seriously considering dropping out (185)
14.14%
I'm not sure (59)
4.51%
No, I'm going to stick it out for now (383)
29.28%
I have already dropped out (37)
2.83%
I'm not a current university student (644)
49.24%

Watched Threads

View All