Former A Level Media Studies, Photography and English Language student Holly talks about her experience at Callywith and studying Film Production at the University of Gloucestershire.

Previous school: Liskeard School

Courses studied: A Level English Language, Media Studies and Photography

Progression:  Film Production - University of Gloucestershire 

How are you finding university?

I am absolutely loving it. I have met some great friends on my course despite restrictions as we were lucky enough to have three in person lessons a week in first semester, which has really helped my initial progress as almost everything is practical group work.

How did your time at Callywith influence and support your choice of / transition to university?

My time at Callywith really helped me to become more independent and was a great stepping stone from school to university. The lecturers were incredibly supportive with everything, especially applying to university.

What do you enjoy in particular about studying Media at university?

I chose to study at Gloucestershire because the course had everything I wanted out of a film degree and Cheltenham is also a lovely town to live in. I love studying film as it allows me to be creative but the collaborative nature adds a nice social element.

How has your A Level Media Studies helped you in your degree?

Studying media subjects at college has really helped in my degree so far with practical skills such as knowledge of editing software but also group skills such as organising a shoot and working alongside a crew. 

What are you hoping to do in the future?

In the future, I am hoping to work on feature film sets as a production designer or 1st Assistant Director, and it would be amazing if I could travel around the world doing this job too.