Just another thread on orientation. But every single one is person-specific, isn't it? I just got an email from my uni saying they had a new course starting in September, an MA in Film. I just left Edinburgh because I thought it was time for me to go out there and make myself a name. I'm just not sure people in the industry would want me anyway, and following is why.
I was studying multimedia when I found out I wanted to do film sound. I just graduated with a BSc Digital Media that I did in two years, got capped on some modules and got a 2:2, a lower one. I did an Honours Project on re-recording/postprod tehcniques, learned a lot, but I don't have a degree that shouts it out.
Now, going back there for me is going to be between hard and hardly possible, financially especially, not that my parents are short on money, just that I resent on asking for it anymore. But that's my problem that I'll overcome if getting into this MA is a valuable thing to do. Finally, my question: should I restore my reputation by taking this course and shining at it? Or should I just shine on my own, invest a fraction of the money in books and look for professional experience?
Thanks for all the help you'll be able to give me!
EDIT: would a MA in Film be of better value than a placement? Can I even get such a thing as a placement knowing I'm not coming from a film school?