Good unis for film and television production?

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What are some good unis to look into for film and television production? I'm interested in becoming a screenwriter or producer, or a related role.

I'd prefer if the accommodation/campus was close to a city, since I'm quite sick of how boring it is here in the rural West Midlands.

I'm going to be doing history, English language and English literature next year at Sixth Form, and I currently achieve 7s, 8s and 9s in them.
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What are some good unis to look into for film and television production? I'm interested in becoming a screenwriter or producer, or a related role.

I'd prefer if the accommodation/campus was close to a city, since I'm quite sick of how boring it is here in the rural West Midlands.

I'm going to be doing history, English language and English literature next year at Sixth Form, and I currently achieve 7s, 8s and 9s in them.
Wow well this is something I could probably help with. I’m in year 13 at the moment and I will be studying film making at the university of Huddersfield in September. Like you, I want to be a screenwriter, though I would like to maybe go into directing too. Whilst looking for universities I did a lot of research into the best ones. If you don’t want to go in a rural area, Bolton is supposed to have a decent film course. Or there’s Sheffield Hallam and UCLAN. These were ones that I was initially considering, though the accommodation was out of my price range. Maybe take a look at them, the courses and facilities first to see if u want to go there. If you like the look of them, make sure to check the accommodation prices to see if you can afford to go there. If you want to try and find how much you might get for a maintenance loan, go to the student finance calculator on the governments website, though that will only be a prediction based off other years until it comes time for you to actually apply. Hope that helped and if you have any other questions feel free to DM me x
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i don't know much about this myself but this youtuber jamiedoestv is studying joint honours film&tv and english literature at Aberystwyth uni. She has done a few videos about her uni experience and apparently the course is very practical - learning to use cameras, editing software, making your own work, etc. she also mentions a few other places she looked at here
on the other hand Aberystwyth isn't that big i don't think, and also it's not a russell group uni (idk if that's an important factor for you or not though)
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What are some good unis to look into for film and television production? I'm interested in becoming a screenwriter or producer, or a related role.

I'd prefer if the accommodation/campus was close to a city, since I'm quite sick of how boring it is here in the rural West Midlands.

I'm going to be doing history, English language and English literature next year at Sixth Form, and I currently achieve 7s, 8s and 9s in them.
Hey! I'm technically a third-year student at Sheffield Hallam (I'm on placement at the moment) and I would definitely recommend the University. The facilities are fantastic and they have their own television studio which is super beneficial for gaining experience! The accommodation is pretty much all based within a 20 minute walk of either campus with some literally relying on you rolling out of bed and walking across a road! If you have any other questions about anything at all, feel free to shoot me a DM!
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What are some good unis to look into for film and television production? I'm interested in becoming a screenwriter or producer, or a related role.

I'd prefer if the accommodation/campus was close to a city, since I'm quite sick of how boring it is here in the rural West Midlands.

I'm going to be doing history, English language and English literature next year at Sixth Form, and I currently achieve 7s, 8s and 9s in them.
If you want to work in the film industry then your best options are CILECT member film schools. That's internationally recognised industry accreditation.

In the UK for BA degrees that means:
AUB (Bournemouth Film School)
Falmouth (although if you're not a fan of rural then that might not suit you)
LCC at UAL
Leeds Beckett (Northern Film School)
Edinburgh and Ed Napier (Screen Academy Scotland)
UCA Farnham (though again might not suit if you're looking for a town/city environment)
Hertfordshire
South Wales (in Cardiff)
Westminster

Given that you're planning on studying academic and non-practical subjects then you might struggle to produce a good enough showreel to get onto a course at one of these universities - you'll be competing against applicants with 2 or 3 years practical study to build up their showreels and portfolios. It would be worth looking into taking a FAD with a lens-based/media pathway as a backup option at a local college/university - https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5017684
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What are some good unis to look into for film and television production? I'm interested in becoming a screenwriter or producer, or a related role.

I'd prefer if the accommodation/campus was close to a city, since I'm quite sick of how boring it is here in the rural West Midlands.

I'm going to be doing history, English language and English literature next year at Sixth Form, and I currently achieve 7s, 8s and 9s in them.
A-level Film Studies, or an art based subject would be helpful or you could do a foundation Course before starting the Film /TV Degree
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Hi,

Here at the University of Westminster we offer a very popular Film BA course based at the recently refurbished Harrow Campus with state-of-the-art facilities – a purpose-built studio facility with two large film and television studios, a set construction workshop, a 3D workshop, and extensive post-production facilities. The Harrow campus in north west London is home to the Westminster School of Arts – you will work alongside students from design, photography, music, fashion and journalism, in a unique hothouse of creative opportunity with graduates of this course having gone on to celebrated careers in the film industry.

In addition, being based in London provides us with the centre of the UK’s film and television industries, so there are lots of opportunities for students to gain work experience over the duration of their course making it slightly easier to find paid work on graduating where students undertake work experience that relates to their desired career path.

Our links to industries mean that the course is supported by professionals in the sector. Students benefit from workshops and tutorials that introduce them to different skills and specialisations, and allow them to develop these skills in an industry-style production context. As well as influencing career choices, leading professionals also tutor students on their productions.

Please feel free to take a look at our Film and Television courses here https://www.westminster.ac.uk/film-a...vision-courses

Best wishes,

James
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What are some good unis to look into for film and television production? I'm interested in becoming a screenwriter or producer, or a related role.

I'd prefer if the accommodation/campus was close to a city, since I'm quite sick of how boring it is here in the rural West Midlands.

I'm going to be doing history, English language and English literature next year at Sixth Form, and I currently achieve 7s, 8s and 9s in them.
hi Sophie

For TV Production you won;t do much better than Solent University, which is a city centre campus 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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