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A levels: Media Studies of Moving Image Arts?

Hey guys, I’m starting A levels next year and I’m currently looking at my options.

I want to become a screenwriter (someone who writes scripts for movies and shows lol) and I was wondering whether Media Studies or Moving Image Arts was more useful to gain knowledge and skills for the career.

If my other subject choices depends on which subject you think I should choose then I’ll put it out there, I’m planning on taking English Literature and Psychology

If you have any advice or opinions please respond, I could use some help as a 16 year old who’s scared to make decisions lmao 😅
Reply 1
Original post by Altheaxoxo
Hey guys, I’m starting A levels next year and I’m currently looking at my options.
I want to become a screenwriter (someone who writes scripts for movies and shows lol) and I was wondering whether Media Studies or Moving Image Arts was more useful to gain knowledge and skills for the career.
If my other subject choices depends on which subject you think I should choose then I’ll put it out there, I’m planning on taking English Literature and Psychology
If you have any advice or opinions please respond, I could use some help as a 16 year old who’s scared to make decisions lmao 😅


Title is suppose to say, “Media Studies OR Moving Image Arts?” Sorry
What degree subject are you aiming at - and at what sort of Unis?
Reply 3
Original post by McGinger
What degree subject are you aiming at - and at what sort of Unis?


I guess I’m aiming for a Creative Writing Degree and I haven’t really thought of universities yet.. I was hoping to study in LA honestly but I don’t think I’d have the money to do that so I’ll most likely stick in the UK or Europe
Take an English degree that includes creative writing units, or an English/Theatre degree. For that you only need A level English Lit - they wont give a monkeys about Media Studies etc. And, a degree in 'Creative Writing' isnt actually that useful - and won't give you any type of advantage for a junior scriptie/production job.
BA English Literature and Creative Writing - Undergraduate degree study - Q3W8 - University of Birmingham
English Literature with Drama Studies BA (Hons) - 2024/25 entry - Courses - University of Liverpool
and with a degree and some experience - Drama Writing MA - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School or MA Script Writing | Goldsmiths, University of London
Reply 5
Original post by McGinger
Take an English degree that includes creative writing units, or an English/Theatre degree. For that you only need A level English Lit - they wont give a monkeys about Media Studies etc. And, a degree in 'Creative Writing' isnt actually that useful - and won't give you any type of advantage for a junior scriptie/production job.
BA English Literature and Creative Writing - Undergraduate degree study - Q3W8 - University of Birmingham
English Literature with Drama Studies BA (Hons) - 2024/25 entry - Courses - University of Liverpool
and with a degree and some experience - Drama Writing MA - Bristol Old Vic Theatre School or MA Script Writing | Goldsmiths, University of London


Thank you so much for this honestly, I actually have one more question, on University of Birmingham it says its a Single Honours degree and in University of Liverpool its says BA (Hons), do those mean the same thing?
Yes, - 'single honours' means 'one subject', 'joint honours' means 'two subjects', and ALL UK degrees are termed 'honours' ('Hons') degrees, so these are essentially the same thing.

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