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HollsJ97

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Hey guys! I’m currently in my 1st year of the MA, so if anyone has any questions about the course or the application process, feel free to ask me! ❤️
 

HollsJ97

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Hey Holls, what kind of things were they asking in the interview? Also, how did you find the process of finding funding?
Hey Liam! So we had to watch a film before the interview so there was questions about that, but it’s mostly to do with what you put on your application form and your passion for the subject.

As for funding, once you’re offered a place the registry will send you the forms so you can apply for scholarships/bursaries through the school, although you can find external funding too. The BAFTA scholarship is one that you apply for externally and the deadline is the end of May, so you can apply for it before you’ve even got a place on the course, or in your 1st year. There’s thousands of scholarships out there which have specific criteria; where you live, income, religion, etc. Most of the students will get some form of bursary from scholarships, and it can vary how much per student. There is loans available where you can borrow the money for tuition fees, but the interest rate is extremely high so I’d advise to look at other options before opting for the loan.
 

HollsJ97

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How are you finding the course so far? Did you have a specific genre in mind before you started?
I’m loving it! In the past 4 months I’ve learnt so much, and already collaborated with other courses on a number of projects. Everyone is really friendly 😁

For me, I’ll watch any type of film or TV show, but I am a massive horror fan. You work on a variety of genres, so it’s best to keep an open mind, but you can become specialised in a genre later on.
 

aregularguy1

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Hey Holls! I just got through to the workshop section for Sound Design! Was just wondering if you had insight to what that process was like? Also how many made it through from the workshop to your year? Super nervous but excited to have made it this far!
 

HollsJ97

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Hey Holls! I just got through to the workshop section for Sound Design! Was just wondering if you had insight to what that process was like? Also how many made it through from the workshop to your year? Super nervous but excited to have made it this far!
Hey there, congratulations! 🥳 So it’s a 5 day workshop and you complete 3 small projects, mine was via zoom as it was during the lockdown.
And 10 of us made it through from the selection workshop, with an additional 2 reserves.
It’s completely okay to feel nervous, I was too, but it was really useful and I learnt so much!
 

aregularguy1

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Hey there, congratulations! 🥳 So it’s a 5 day workshop and you complete 3 small projects, mine was via zoom as it was during the lockdown.
And 10 of us made it through from the selection workshop, with an additional 2 reserves.
It’s completely okay to feel nervous, I was too, but it was really useful and I learnt so much!
Thank you so much 😊 Sounds great! Yes this year it’s also via Zoom, so it’ll probably be the same thing. Just one other question, do you know how many people attended the workshop?
 

Husan

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Hey guys! I’m currently in my 1st year of the MA, so if anyone has any questions about the course or the application process, feel free to ask me! ❤️
Hi,Thank you so much!may I ask the time you received the interview?July or August,stilling waiting………
 

aregularguy1

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Hi,Thank you so much!may I ask the time you received the interview?July or August,stilling waiting………
I think it really depends on the course you apply for but I can tell you I got my interview invitation on the 14th of June for Sound Design, but unsure what it’s like for the other courses!
 

HollsJ97

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Hi holls
When did your workshop happened and what is the nfts application timeline??
Hey there!
My workshop happened during August and I heard back a week later to say I got a place.
The timeline varies on what course you apply for, the more popular ones like directing courses and cinematography can take longer due to a large amount of applicants, and their workshops are longer too.
 
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