Which Universities has the best undergraduate film production course

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Olly Worrell
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Ive always had a passion for film but i have little to no knowledge to start my career going. Can someone please help me find the best path to becoming a cinematorgapher from uni onwards.
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Ive always had a passion for film but i have little to no knowledge to start my career going. Can someone please help me find the best path to becoming a cinematorgapher from uni onwards.
Bristol is quite good for film and tv production so I'm told.
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Ive always had a passion for film but i have little to no knowledge to start my career going. Can someone please help me find the best path to becoming a cinematorgapher from uni onwards.
If you want to work in the film industry then look at studying at a CILECT member.
https://www.cilect.org/profiles/memb...4#.X1HO6SV4XYU

Bristol is not a CILECT member.

Avoid unaccredited or theoretical courses. Be sceptical of any course which attempts to cover media as a whole or tv as well as film.
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Ive always had a passion for film but i have little to no knowledge to start my career going. Can someone please help me find the best path to becoming a cinematorgapher from uni onwards.
Hi Olly! Cinematography is a great area of the Film industry to go into. SAE Institute offers 2-year Digital Film Production degrees which would equip you with the necessary skills to become a cinematographer. We have UK campuses in Oxford, London, Liverpool, and Glasgow.

Here is a Q&A with one of our students at SAE Glasgow who produced his own documentary as part of his course. He has since graduated and become a cinematographer - https://www.sae.edu/gbr/sae-speaks-s...y-each-his-own

Here is another article on a project made by SAE Oxford students which was selected as part of London Independent Film Festival - https://www.sae.edu/gbr/sae-oxford-g...-film-festival

One of the students who worked on this project, Ben Eeley, is a professional cinematographer. You can read more about his career trajectory here: https://www.sae.edu/gbr/intern-cst-a...lance-ventures

If you'd like to learn more about our film course, check out this page: https://www.sae.edu/gbr/babsc-hons-d...ilm-production

What attracts you to a career in cinematography?

Beth Kirkbride
Marketing and Comms Officer - SAE Institute
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Ive always had a passion for film but i have little to no knowledge to start my career going. Can someone please help me find the best path to becoming a cinematorgapher from uni onwards.
I honestly wouldn’t go. There are not jobs in the film industry. Do a degree WHICH IS GOING TO GET YOU A JOB. and then go from there
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I honestly wouldn’t go. There are not jobs in the film industry. Do a degree WHICH IS GOING TO GET YOU A JOB. and then go from there
Which degrees are those then? That someone with a passion for cinematography would thrive on and then succeed in having a career in even though their interests lie elsewhere?
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Ive always had a passion for film but i have little to no knowledge to start my career going. Can someone please help me find the best path to becoming a cinematorgapher from uni onwards.
You will need to have a dig around but I think York has an excellent Film and TV Production course. There will be many others I'm sure. Ignore comments from people saying that you can't get into film. Yes, it's a tough industry to get into (which business isn't right now?!) but perhaps think a bit wider ... like entering a marketing-***-advertising route in a creative capacity. There will be some courses that are purely hands on type courses but also others that have a mix of academic and hands on. Maybe have a look at The rankings in the Complete University Guide under Communications and Media and see what unis come up. There might also be another section which is something like Drama and Film which may have more of the hands on type courses. Any form of media is an exciting area to be in right now as media is all around us. UCL is offering a new Media degree in 2021 so I think that says something! Good luck!
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