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Student Stories: Jenny Ramirez, Integrated Study Abroad

Written by UAL Study Abroad
Published date 21 January 2020

Jenny joined our Integrated Study Abroad programme on BA Film for the Autumn term. Jenny studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the US. We asked Jenny for her thoughts on the programme.

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Meet Jenny Ramirez, a student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States. Jenny studied abroad on our BA Film programme at London College of Communication.

The course strengthened my skills as a script writer and collaborator... I returned with a compiled script portfolio and potential short film!

What courses did you study on and why?

During my semester at UAL, I studied under the BA (Hons) Film and Television Year II course track. As a New Media major at my original university, I was excited to delve into time based film and script work!

What did you enjoy most about your course?

Academically, I really enjoyed the central focus on scripts and media cultures that we studied as a unit. Having the entire course go through the exact time schedules also allowed me to really integrate and find comfortability within my peers.

How has this course benefitted your career and personal development?

Through these experiences, I was able to grasp a richer understanding and practice of screenplays and the way writers collaborate in film practice.

Why did you choose London?

I chose London not only because of it's great art culture, but because of UAL's great faculty and resources.

What would you say to someone thinking about studying abroad at UAL?

If someone was considering to study abroad, I would highly recommend the University of Arts London. The university has such a strong unity and focus on the arts that I have never experienced before! From the professors to the peers, the people at UAL never fail to welcome you.

Tell us about what you created while you were here?

While at UAL, I studied two different units: Scripts and Media Culture. The course strengthened my skills as a script writer and collaborator as we wrote and produced multiple short narratives. Apart from this, Media Cultures brought lecture based screenings of varying films that helped bring context to film history and ideologies. As I ended my term there last Fall 2019, I returned with a compiled script portfolio and potential short film!

What 3 words best describe your experience?

Diverse. Cultural. Eye-opening.

Thank you to all the faculty, staff, and study abroad team that really put efforts in integrating the new students to the University!

Find out more about Jenny and her work.

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