Is it hard getting into the tv production industry and what uni degrees do I need?

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Kiwi1238
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I recently have been thinking of taking a course at uni to get in the media and film industry, however im really lost on what uni courses should i consider and if its worth doing it.
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I recently have been thinking of taking a course at uni to get in the media and film industry, however im really lost on what uni courses should i consider and if its worth doing it.
I’ve applied for film and television at Bristol which involves both the practical side of production and the theory. As well as film studies at Manchester, Nottingham, Queen Mary’s and Kings. I haven’t started yet so I can’t comment on the courses but I’ve looked into them and if you’re interested in film then you’d probably really enjoy them. I know Kings does quite a few media degrees maybe worth checking them out.
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I recently have been thinking of taking a course at uni to get in the media and film industry, however im really lost on what uni courses should i consider and if its worth doing it.
hi Kiwi

Look at the ScreenSkills accredited courses in TV , Film Production, that's a good place to start.

For TV Production you won't do much better than Solent University, which is in Southampton. I'm studying TV there and it's been great from day one. Obviously Covid has stopped us doing jmuch in studio this year, but everything else has been running and the tutors have been fantastic at keeping us engaged and on track. We're all hoping things will open up by Easter and we can get on with our final year projects.

Solent has some fantastic graduates (we've had the chance to meet some of them via zoom!). One of the Producers of the Repair Shop was from here, and the list of graduates working in both film and TV is really impressive. Definitely have a look at TV production at Solent!
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Television Production or Media Production.

Be prepared to film a lot of documentaries!
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I'm currently studying a Film Production BA at the Screen and Film School in Brighton. I'm in my second year specialising in camera and lighting and producing, most likely going to specialise in camera and lighting further in third year. I'm finding it a great course, and I feel that it's providing me with some vital experience to be able to work in the film industry as we get lots of set and shooting experience, along with learning all the development and pre-production processes. There's also a lot of great equipment we can book out for our own projects as well as uni projects which has helped me develop the skills I've learned so far along with a great network of other students to work with and collaborate with on shoots both in uni and out of uni. I know that during studying the course, some students are able to work freelance in the industry on the side due to the set experience that has been learned during uni. The film school shapes you to be able to go into working in the industry straight after graduating and feel comfortable doing so. It's quite a small uni, so it feels really personal and all the lecturers know you - it's a lovely atmosphere. Also, most of our lecturers have previous experience in the industry!
Along with this, it's also ScreenSkills accredited
I hope this helps!
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It depends what you want to do in the TV production industry. Do you want to work alongside production companies creating the ideas and filming them? In post-production? VFX? Do you want to be a writer?

I think when you figure that out, you can think of which university. I say that because for me, I figured out I was more interested in writing and thus, more into wanting to work alongside production companies. So, I picked a university that specialised in film theory rather than production.

A degree is not necessary because there are ways of getting into the industry without a degree. But it's always the best way to encounter the industry because it's your first point of contact. You can learn so much at university about the industry as well as perfect your skills and find out what you enjoy. And it's also a good place to start finding people to film things with you. I've met a couple of friends this year and we're all set on making a short film together.
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hi, Ive just firmed my place to study tv production at Ravensbourne uni. Its a great uni and has really good industry connections!
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