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film studies a level

Film Studies A Level

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    September 2020

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code
    SA054

Start Date

  • September 2020, Full Time

Summary

This course is a fantastic opportunity for you to engage with film in a critical and analytical way, and provides an introduction to film analysis, filmmaking, and the film industry in Hollywood, Europe, and across the world.

You will analyse camera work, editing, sound, and performance to explore how processes of meaking-making and emotional manipulation came to light. We will also consider how films reflect the attitudes and ideologies of a particular time, place, and culture.

You will develop theoretical and practical skills by studying a range of films and case studies, exploring film analysis techniques, the film industry and film audiences.

You will focus on a variety of topics and themes, including how a film constructs meaning through the use of film language conventions to provoke a variety of responses from the audience.

This course is a fantastic opportunity for you to engage with film in a critical and analytical way, and provides an introduction to film analysis, filmmaking, and the film industry in Hollywood, Europe, and across the world.

You will analyse camera work, editing, sound, and performance to explore how processes of meaking-making and emotional manipulation came to light. We will also consider how films reflect the attitudes and ideologies of a particular time, place, and culture.

You will develop theoretical and practical skills by studying a range of films and case studies, exploring film analysis techniques, the film industry and film audiences.

You will focus on a variety of topics and themes, including how a film constructs meaning through the use of film language conventions to provoke a variety of responses from the audience, and how analysing a film can enable you to explore personal, social, cultural, political, and ethical issues.

Why Our College?

Learn from industry experts

You'll learn from expert tutors with hands on industry experience in organisations such as BBC Voices, Archant Media, and ITV

Be inspired with trips and visits

You'll enjoy industry focused trips and visits to broaden your horizons, and sharpen your industry skills. Previous trips have included the Harry Potter Studio Tour, and the British Film Institute.

Hone and develop your skills

You will develop theoretical and practical skills by studying a range of films and case studies, exploring film analysis techniques, the film industry, and film audiences

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have five GCSEs at grades A* - C / 9-4 including level 4 or above in English.

Assessment

Assessment is through project work and written examinations. From 2017 written exams will make up 70% of the final grade whilst 30% is coursework and involves completing either a Short film or Screenplay.

Progression

The A Level in Film Studies is useful for anyone wishing to take an arts or humanities subject at degree level.

Career Progression

Successful students could go on to careers writing about or making films.

Fees

If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop

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