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Hi I’m starting college in a few days and I was originally meant to be taking media sociology and English lit . Unfortunately they have stopped doing media alevel this year due to lack of interest so now I’m gonna study history instead I am very sure that I will be attending university and although I’m unsure on the specific course I am keen on the idea of doing something related to media and film as that is an industry I really want to get into although I have not yet figured out the specific role I would like to do so my question is with these a levels will I be able to get onto courses at good unis with the options I’ve chosen in the areas of film etc
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Hi I’m starting college in a few days and I was originally meant to be taking media sociology and English lit . Unfortunately they have stopped doing media alevel this year due to lack of interest so now I’m gonna study history instead I am very sure that I will be attending university and although I’m unsure on the specific course I am keen on the idea of doing something related to media and film as that is an industry I really want to get into although I have not yet figured out the specific role I would like to do so my question is with these a levels will I be able to get onto courses at good unis with the options I’ve chosen in the areas of film etc
English literature, sociology and business studies might be a good combination for a career related to film studies. E,g uni of manchester has film studies with eng lit course, which isn;t really competitive and requires AAB.
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From what I’ve seen, there are never usually any required subjects for film or media so you should be fine as long as you can show an interest in extra curricular activities maybe
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(Original post by Zion2404)
Hi I’m starting college in a few days and I was originally meant to be taking media sociology and English lit . Unfortunately they have stopped doing media alevel this year due to lack of interest so now I’m gonna study history instead I am very sure that I will be attending university and although I’m unsure on the specific course I am keen on the idea of doing something related to media and film as that is an industry I really want to get into although I have not yet figured out the specific role I would like to do so my question is with these a levels will I be able to get onto courses at good unis with the options I’ve chosen in the areas of film etc
History and English are great foundation subjects for a Film course, especially if you are interested in scriptwriting.

SAE Institute offers 2-year degrees in Digital Film Production. You can learn more about the course here: https://www.sae.edu/gbr/babsc-hons-d...ilm-production

Lots of students don't know which role they would like within the media and film industry until they start on the course, so don't feel like you have to make a decision at this stage. Just to get you thinking, here are some examples of different vocational pathways our students and graduates have taken:

Assistant Director
SAE Glasgow Film alumnus and lecturer Paul Mackie has been busy working on a wide range of film productions alongside his lecturing responsibilities, working as AD on Netflix’s new film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga - https://www.sae.edu/gbr/sae-glasgow-...and-fast-and-0


3rd Assistant Director
SAE London Film alumnus Mikey Altoft has been working in the television industry on series such as EastEnders, Holby City, The Crown, and films such as Maleficent 2 and Pokémon. https://www.sae.edu/gbr/sae-london-f...-film-industry


Professional photographer
Meet Maggie: the SAE Oxford grad who has channelled her creativity into a successful photography career - https://www.sae.edu/gbr/meet-maggie-...ography-career

Drone operator
SAE Glasgow grad Miles Trotter found freelance success with drone operation work - https://www.sae.edu/gbr/sae-glasgow-...operation-work

Steadicam Operator
She’s worked on feature films and music video projects with the likes of Stormzy, but for Laura Seears, the best part about being a Steadicam Operator is creating rich work through cross-team projects - https://www.sae.edu/gbr/sae-alumna-t...adicam-success

Behind-the-scenes content producer
SAE Liverpool Film alumnus Sam Birch creates behind-the-scenes content for Netflix, BBC, Disney+ - https://www.sae.edu/gbr/sae-liverpoo...disney-and-sky

Are you more drawn to practical hands-on work, or do you feel like you'd be better at scriptwriting?
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Yes as long as you get decent a level grades. I know someone doing film studies at a really good uni (russel group) and she only did 3 btecs and one a level.
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