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Old 01-23-2015, 07:15 PM   #101
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Hi all,

I've been reading this thread and I hope some of you here can help me.

I'm interested in a career in media (particularly Television or Film related). I'm wondering whether NTU mass comm or NUS FASS is the route I should go to if this is what I'm interested in? I realised that at NUS FASS, there is a Minor in Film Studies. Also, what are the chances of me getting a spot? I am currently in my last year of Poly. Not in a media related course. My current GPA is 3.84. My O-level L1R5 is 16. Not that impressive. I only managed to get A1 for Mathematics. English, Mother Tongue, A-Maths, Pure Bio & Combined Humans is B3, Pure Chem B4 and Pure Physics C5.

Also, another question, do they interview all poly graduates? I have a portfolio filled with scripts, shotlists and storyboardss of previous video works that I was involved in. I also have a showreel.

So yea, to summarise.
1. Is NTU mass comm or NUS FASS a better route?
2. What are my chances of entering?
3. Do they interview every poly grad?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-27-2015, 03:17 PM   #102
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Personally, I think NTU ADM is a better route. Or Lasalle. Or NAFA.
There are quite a number of people in this facebook group in the industry, maybe you can try asking there - https://www.facebook.com/groups/119326031532307/

If you are choosing only between NTU mass comm or NUS FASS - I'll lean towards NUS FASS.

If you don't get in in your first try, get some work experience (doesn't have to be full-time, can be internship, freelance, etc) in the industry, build up your portfolio and try again the next year.

some food for thought about the industry-

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Film production in Singapore is a field where to survive you either have to be very good, very passionate or very talented at your job.

Because freelancers are plenty and most companies who want videos made for them don't give much of a budget to a certain project, a production company woud more likely hire a freelance photograpger(you can replace this with any role eg.editor/videographrr/soundman) for the duration of that project since it's much cheaper(or efficient) than paying that full time staff photograpger of yours whose skills ain't good enough for the client company.

What I'm trying to say is, no one in a production crew is irreplaceable in the blink of an eye. Job stability ain't there because freelancers are more skilled and cheaper alternatives to a permanent team.
http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/de...m-4946806.html
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Old 01-27-2015, 03:22 PM   #103
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for all students thinking of applying to WKWSCI, this a pretty good blog to get a feel of the school - http://fionaseah.com/tag/wkwsci/
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