Film Studies

Course Summary:

Students will study all aspects of film form in various geographical and historical contexts. This will include consideration of classical and contemporary Hollywood, contemporary American independent film, British and European mainstream and independent film, film movements, the short film form, documentary films and global cinema. Our tutors will help you to explore the language of film – the conventions and techniques used by filmmakers to communicate to audiences and provoke in them a variety of emotional and intellectual responses. You will learn to use theories and concepts to approach film in a critical and analytical way, deepening your knowledge and appreciation. You will also be given the opportunity to engage with film creatively by producing your own storyboards, screenplays and films.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • Manchester Metropolitan University – Creative Writing Led Community Practices (Foundation)
  • University of Salford – Media Production
  • Edge Hill University – Media, Film and Television
  • Liverpool John Moores – Film Studies
  • University Oxford – History

Career destinations:

Typically students could progress onto a Film related degree course and plan for a career in one of the many growing areas across the media industries. The skills and understanding gained will also equip students to progress into a variety of career paths, many of which will value and desire the new presentation, creative and analytical talents of Film students.

Entry Requirements:

As well as the standard entry requirements for A Level study, it is necessary to have achieved at least a grade 4 in English Language GCSE to equip you for the challenge of the course writing skills!

Assessment Method:

AS Level 1 Year
American Film exam: 35%
European Film exam: 35%
Production coursework component: 30%

A Level 2 Year
Varieties of film and film-making 35%
Global film-making perspectives35%
Production coursework component: 30%

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