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What do you think of these unis for film production?

Hi, I was wondering if you could share some insight about film courses in:
UEL University of East London
MDX Middlesex University London
UWL University of West London
Met London Metropolian University

Especially the foundation ones. This is somebody's proposition for me to apply and I could really use some help and additional information before I make any decisions.
None of those universities are known for their film production courses. Who recommended them to you? What are you hoping to use your degree to do?
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Original post by PQ
None of those universities are known for their film production courses. Who recommended them to you? What are you hoping to use your degree to do?

An organisation that helps people in my country go to study in the UK. To be fair, I told them I'm only interested in unis in and close to London and I feel like a lot of universities known for their film production courses are outside of London. However, I've looked at some rankings for film prouction in the UK and I saw that West London is 17 and Middlesex is 9? Does that mean anything?
What universities would you recommend in London? I definitely want to learn to work with a camera, but also postproduction, props, scriptwriting, editing etc. I want to be able to try everything - or as much as possible - to see what I feel best at and like the most.
Original post by AFaraday
An organisation that helps people in my country go to study in the UK. To be fair, I told them I'm only interested in unis in and close to London and I feel like a lot of universities known for their film production courses are outside of London. However, I've looked at some rankings for film prouction in the UK and I saw that West London is 17 and Middlesex is 9? Does that mean anything?
What universities would you recommend in London? I definitely want to learn to work with a camera, but also postproduction, props, scriptwriting, editing etc. I want to be able to try everything - or as much as possible - to see what I feel best at and like the most.

If you want to work in film then a CILECT member film school would be your best option.
In London that means LCC (part of UAL) or Westminster for undergraduate courses. London Film School and Met Film School are both CILECT members in London but have very limited (or new) undergrad courses and so aren't a good choice for most people.

There's also Hertfordshire and UCA Farnham which are close to London (as in lots of people living in those places commute into London for work).

The league tables don't measure the things that are important for gaining industry experience.

Is there a reason that you are keen on London? If you want to live in a big city then South Wales is in Cardiff (capital of Wales) and Edinburgh/Edinburgh Napier (Screen Academy Scotland) are in Edinburgh (capital of Scotland) and Northern Film School in Leeds Beckett is in a large northern city.
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Original post by PQ
If you want to work in film then a CILECT member film school would be your best option.
In London that means LCC (part of UAL) or Westminster for undergraduate courses. London Film School and Met Film School are both CILECT members in London but have very limited (or new) undergrad courses and so aren't a good choice for most people.

There's also Hertfordshire and UCA Farnham which are close to London (as in lots of people living in those places commute into London for work).

The league tables don't measure the things that are important for gaining industry experience.

Is there a reason that you are keen on London? If you want to live in a big city then South Wales is in Cardiff (capital of Wales) and Edinburgh/Edinburgh Napier (Screen Academy Scotland) are in Edinburgh (capital of Scotland) and Northern Film School in Leeds Beckett is in a large northern city.

There are a lot of airports in London and the flights are very well connected to my country, the tickets are also really cheap. I have braces so for the next 2 years or so I'll have to go back to my doctor once a month, I can't afford to find a new doctor in the UK or spend much more money on flights each month.
Thank you soo much for your recommendations, I really appreciate it and will definitely look into them! From what I can see LCC doesn't accept applications right now, but I'll check if Westminster, UCA or Hertforshire have a foundation programme and if my scores are good enough to even try to apply. I had my exams years ago and never considered studying in the UK before as I was under the impression it would cost a ton of money that needs to be paid in advance. I wish I'd known sooner.
If I considered unis outside of London, based solely on how great their film production courses are, which ones would you recommend for me to check? Maybe the flight connections and prices aren't that much different :smile:
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Original post by PQ
If you want to work in film then a CILECT member film school would be your best option.
In London that means LCC (part of UAL) or Westminster for undergraduate courses. London Film School and Met Film School are both CILECT members in London but have very limited (or new) undergrad courses and so aren't a good choice for most people.

There's also Hertfordshire and UCA Farnham which are close to London (as in lots of people living in those places commute into London for work).

The league tables don't measure the things that are important for gaining industry experience.

Is there a reason that you are keen on London? If you want to live in a big city then South Wales is in Cardiff (capital of Wales) and Edinburgh/Edinburgh Napier (Screen Academy Scotland) are in Edinburgh (capital of Scotland) and Northern Film School in Leeds Beckett is in a large northern city.

Hey, I am an international student applying for an MA filmmaking course in the UK. I have received offers from the University of Hertfordshire, Edinburgh Napier Uni and UCA. Could you suggest to me or guide me where to get in and why?? I'm really sorry for this trouble, but I've seen your reviews and answers to questions related to films, so please let me know thanks!
Original post by aneesh01
Hey, I am an international student applying for an MA filmmaking course in the UK. I have received offers from the University of Hertfordshire, Edinburgh Napier Uni and UCA. Could you suggest to me or guide me where to get in and why?? I'm really sorry for this trouble, but I've seen your reviews and answers to questions related to films, so please let me know thanks!

Have a look at the graduate films from each course. Look at the modules and topics covered. Find out how many films you will make during the course and the funding/budget available. Ask about the specialisms that they support on the course - if everyone on the course wants to be a director then it’s going to be a bad experience. You need a variety of specialisms to work as a team.
Original post by AFaraday
Hi, I was wondering if you could share some insight about film courses in:
UEL University of East London
MDX Middlesex University London
UWL University of West London
Met London Metropolian University

Especially the foundation ones. This is somebody's proposition for me to apply and I could really use some help and additional information before I make any decisions.

UCA- University for the creative arts is well known and approved by screenskills for their tv/film courses this maybe worth looking into
The best Film School in the UK is the National Film and Television School. However, you must be 21+ to be eligible to apply
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Original post by FutureGeek123
The best Film School in the UK is the National Film and Television School. However, you must be 21+ to be eligible to apply

But they don't offer undergraduate courses, do they?
Original post by AFaraday
But they don't offer undergraduate courses, do they?

University for the creative arts do I would look into that one as its a specialist university for the creative industries like film
Original post by AFaraday
Hi, I was wondering if you could share some insight about film courses in:
UEL University of East London
MDX Middlesex University London
UWL University of West London
Met London Metropolian University

Especially the foundation ones. This is somebody's proposition for me to apply and I could really use some help and additional information before I make any decisions.


Had you thought about York? Very good course there for Film and TV production.
Original post by AFaraday
Hi, I was wondering if you could share some insight about film courses in:
UEL University of East London
MDX Middlesex University London
UWL University of West London
Met London Metropolian University

Especially the foundation ones. This is somebody's proposition for me to apply and I could really use some help and additional information before I make any decisions.

Hello my name is Rebecca I study Fine Art but you can talk to another current Middlesex University student here who studies Film to hear more about the course from a student perspective https://www.mdx.ac.uk/student-life/chat-with-students? ub_source=University%20Popcard&ub_content=&ub_medium=product&popcardRedirectData=P2RlZ3JlZT01YTNhMzAzMmJkYjE0OTAwNTAzMDYzZmYmbGFiZWw9QlNjJTIwTWVkaWNhbCUyMEJpb2NoZW1pc3RyeQ%3D%3D&ub_campaign= Good luck with making your decision :smile:
Original post by liamlarner2020
UCA- University for the creative arts is well known and approved by screenskills for their tv/film courses this maybe worth looking into

Don't waste your time, Herefordshire is better than UCA Farnham, currently year 2 aat UCA, not very well organised. Have not dealt well with the Covid situation, have a friend at Herefordshire doing Film Production so much better, wish I had gone there instead
Original post by Boomde2020
Don't waste your time, Herefordshire is better than UCA Farnham, currently year 2 aat UCA, not very well organised. Have not dealt well with the Covid situation, have a friend at Herefordshire doing Film Production so much better, wish I had gone there instead

bit late tbh I have applied to Television Production at UCA Rochester and Maidstone Studios so different course and other people on that course say otherwise
Original post by liamlarner2020
bit late tbh I have applied to Television Production at UCA Rochester and Maidstone Studios so different course and other people on that course say otherwise

Probably OK at Rochester and your doing TV, good choice, better prospects glad you didn't go to Farnham, good luck
When in doubt, choose the one you can afford.
Original post by AFaraday
Hi, I was wondering if you could share some insight about film courses in:
UEL University of East London
MDX Middlesex University London
UWL University of West London
Met London Metropolian University

Especially the foundation ones. This is somebody's proposition for me to apply and I could really use some help and additional information before I make any decisions.


Hello, my name is Rebecca and I am an ambassador at Middlesex University, I study MA Fine Art and one of the things Middlesex is strong with is the equal focus on theory and practical skills. Middlesex University has a large variety of creative facilities such as film editing software (e.g. Adobe Suite), studios where you can shoot your films, a kit hub where you can borrow, industry-standard film and sound recording equipment and there are a lot more facilities you can take advantage of as a film student.
You can learn more about this by talking to Emily a student who currently studies on our Film course here. https://www.mdx.ac.uk/student-life/chat-with-students
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ou can also learn more about our facilities by taking a virtual tour here. https://www.mdx.ac.uk/get-in-touch/virtual-tour
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hope this helps and good luck with your applications.
Original post by AFaraday
Hi, I was wondering if you could share some insight about film courses in:
UEL University of East London
MDX Middlesex University London
UWL University of West London
Met London Metropolian University
Especially the foundation ones. This is somebody's proposition for me to apply and I could really use some help and additional information before I make any decisions.

just try and visit middlesex university if you are looking for the film course ! I can bet and say, maybe no uni offers this depth and equipment which middlesex does, It is must visit if planning.. Contact or message me personally ill let you know more! ive completed my 1st year so far! was really really amazing
Original post by Hetpatel007
just try and visit middlesex university if you are looking for the film course ! I can bet and say, maybe no uni offers this depth and equipment which middlesex does, It is must visit if planning.. Contact or message me personally ill let you know more! ive completed my 1st year so far! was really really amazing

Hmmm they’re not Arri certified https://www.arri.com/en/learn-help/arri-academy/arri-certified-film-school-program

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