My Warwick Film and TV Admissions Experience
Today I want to talk about my personal experience of the Warwick Film and TV admissions process- specifically the essay writing and interview parts. Excuse me if my memory is a little hazy in regard to some of the details, it all happened quite a while ago now!
Some time after I submitted my application on UCAS, I received an email letting me know that it had passed the first part of the selection process. This was a really exciting email to receive but what came next was slightly unnerving. The email told me that I needed to submit a 1500 word essay on a film related topic of my choice, in order to give the university a sample of my writing. This seems like such a small amount of words to me now but at the time the prospect was quite scary! Since I received the email around Christmas time 2017 (on my birthday to be exact), I decided to write on It’s A Wonderful Life (1946). I can’t remember exactly what I wrote, but I bet it wasn’t that great! Although it my have been daunting, I really think that having to write an admission essay helped to prepare me for the essays to come.
The essay I wrote also played a somewhat crucial role on my interview day, as it acted as a basis for some of the conversation. Speaking of the interview, this was the less daunting of the two tasks. I’m only speaking for myself, but since I like to talk I had no problem with having a discussion about why I wanted to study at Warwick. From what I can remember, the interview was very informal and gave me a chance to have a chat to one of the people who would actually go on to teach me this year! At no point did I feel pressured or nervous, it was a very positive experience. The interview lasted around 20 minutes, but it actually felt much shorter than that!
I think that the whole process really helped to open my eyes to some of the differences between school and university. Not that this was a negative thing! The fact that I had to work that bit harder to be accepted onto the course demonstrates what high standards the university has.
I hope that my musings on the Warwick Film and TV admissions process has made for an interesting read. I’m not sure if what I experienced is still the admissions procedure, but good luck to those attending offer holder days in the near future. I look forward to seeing you around the department!