University of Winnipeg, Canada - BA Film Production
Oyinkan has received her first acceptance from a university. She has been offered a place to study for the Bachelor of Arts in Film Production at the University of Winnipeg.
This degree programme is designed to train students in the art of narrative filmmaking. It combines in-depth technical instruction with an examination of the creative aspects of film as a medium of storytelling and self-expression.
The BA in Film Production offers a broad curriculum in all aspects of filmmaking, including courses in scriptwriting, directing, producing, and editing. Students gain hands-on experience writing and directing films and crewing on each others’ projects. Small class sizes allow for one-on-one attention by the university’s faculty of working professionals.
The programme complements the technical aspects of film with courses in Cinema Studies, developing students’ abilities to not only create images and cinematic narratives, but also to gain an understanding of the historical, social, and theoretical framework in which they are formed.
In addition, the Film Programme maintains a close relationship with the Theatre Program, being housed together in the Asper Centre for Theatre and Film located in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. With close proximity to the Exchange District, the Forks, and Osborne Village, the Film Programme offers a stimulating and creative environment for student filmmakers.
The University of Winnipeg is located on an urban campus in Manitoba’s largest city. It is a welcoming, student-focused institution noted for academic excellence, Indigenous scholarship, small class sizes, campus diversity, and a commitment to sustainability including the title of serving the most sustainable campus meals in North America.
The university offers a career-oriented education anchored in strong academic practices. It has embraced the sharing of knowledge and understanding about Indigenous peoples’ culture by introducing the Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR) for all students.
The University of Winnipeg is home to more than 1,000 international students from over 75 countries. With nearly 10% of its total student population coming from outside of Canada, the university has many support services to ensure that international students have a great experience while attending the university. www.uwinnipeg.ca
Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
Molly has learned that her application to study for the Bachelor of Arts in Media and Culture at Universiteit Utrecht has been successful.
Founded in 1636 and located in the heart of the Netherlands, Universiteit Utrecht is one of Europe's leading research universities, recognised internationally for its high-quality, innovative approach to research and teaching. Every year, approximately 1,500 international students come to the university to take English-taught degree programmes and other courses. With some 118 nationalities working and studying closely together, students learn to operate in an international environment from the outset, which is essential for scientists and scholars in this increasingly globalised world. Universiteit Utrecht is ranked 75th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.
The focus of the Bachelor’s degree in Media and Culture is the interconnectedness of different types of media. The programme examines film, television, theatre, dance, computer-generated imagery, and social media as vehicles of expression. Students learn about the history, theory, and larger social context in which different media function, with an emphasis on developing academic skills in order to analyse expressive media.
The Media and Culture programme provides opportunities for students to meet a diverse range of professionals in the field, such as programmers, curators, producers, and policymakers. The interaction between students and professionals is further underscored by the possibility of doing an internship in the third year. An internship can be a good preparation for, or even the actual start of, a professional career.
After finishing the Bachelor’s programme in Media and Culture, many alumni progress to working in television or film production, the cultural sector (e.g. theatres, cultural centres), or in promotion and marketing. A significant number of Utrecht graduates choose to continue their studies in a Master’s programme; for instance, MA Media, Art and Performance Studies or the MA New Media & Digital Culture. www.uu.nl
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