Blackburn College

A/AS Level Film Studies

Blackburn College
In Blackburn

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Typology A Level
Location Blackburn
  • A Level
  • Blackburn
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50% of the course is assessed via coursework. The rest is examined by modular examinations; one of which includes stimulus response where you analyse a piece of print or visual media. During the course you will undertake essays and shorter written pieces, storyboards and internal examinations.

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Blackburn
Feilden Street Blackburn, BB2 1LH, Lancashire, England
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Feilden Street Blackburn, BB2 1LH, Lancashire, England
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FILM STUDIES A/AS Level
Have you ever wondered why Blackburn and district is only offered a limited choice of
Hollywood films? Have you ever wondered how Johnny Depp became the biggest star
in the world? Would you like to amaze your friends by being able to predict the ending of every film you see? Would you like to learn a new language - the language of Film?
In Film Studies you will enjoy and critically discuss one of the most dynamic cultural forms of our time. The subject combines well with Media or Communication Studies for individuals keen to pursue jobs in the creative industries. It also complements Advanced subjects in the Humanities, Performing Arts, Social Sciences and Business.

What Will I Study ? In the AS year you will study the key methods by which film-makers generate meaning (such as genre, narrative, camera, sound and editing) and the divers ways in which audiences respond. You will also study how the films industry works as a business and how we, as consumers can influence it. In the second year you will study World Cinema with the emphasis on Mexican cinema which you can compare with what we receive here in the west. There are a range of potential Spectatorship topics which can be studied including; Documentaries, Popular Film and Emotional Response and Experimental Film.

How Will I Be Assessed? 50% of the course is assessed via coursework. The rest is examined by modular examinations; one of which includes stimulus response where you analyse a piece of print or visual media. During the course you will undertake essays and shorter written pieces, storyboards and internal examinations.

Any Special Requirements? An interest in the all things cinema

Student Profile Tom Mack from Witton Park had an outstanding time at Blackburn Sixth Form College. He took the part of the demented vet in the College Musical Batboy and was involved in many other activities, often representing students' views to staff and college governors. He achieved a grade A in Film Studies and Media Studies at A Level, with grade Bs in Pychology and Government and Politics, plus a grade A in Citizenship. Tom is studying for a degree in Digital Media Design at East Lancashire Institute for Higher Education,
Blackburn College's higher education centre.

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