Film Studies

In Plymouth

£ 999 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Plymouth

  • Duration

    1 Year

Description

Free* Netbook computer for every new full-time AS level student

Facilities

Location

Starts

Plymouth (Devon)
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Kings Road, PL1 5QG

Starts

On request

To take into account

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of programme you will need one of the following:

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Course programme


Course Content

Award:
AS Level

What's it all about?:
Free* Netbook computer for every new full-time AS level student
Are you a film buff? Are you avid about watching films from all over the world? Have you ever wanted to make a film yourself? On our course you can satisfy your thirst for knowledge because we will answer all your film questions and more. You'll immerse yourself in the subject. You will view films, read about them and challenge others, as keen as yourself, about the films' meanings and importance. You'll also get the chance to create your own film.

*Subject to conditions

Progression:
The AS may be awarded as a discrete qualification providing points for entry to higher education. Successful students may progress to the one year A2 programme.

Entry Requirements:
In our experience in order to be successful on this level of programme you will need one of the following:

· four to five* GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths)

· an intermediate GNVQ in a related subject

· a BTEC first diploma in a related subject

· an NVQ level 2/technical certificate in a related subject

· successful completion of an apprenticeship programme

· successful completion of the Gateway/Newstart programme

· equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

* A level candidates will be expected to have five GCSEs

Duration: One year Course Overview
What does the course involve?:

You will learn about how films are made and how the script, art direction, sound/music, photography and editing work together to make meaning. Having covered the basic techniques, you get the chance to develop your own film project, from a storyboard in year one to a short film created using digital video in year two.

Topics to be covered include:
• the role of the director
• acting styles and star publicity
• cinematography, art direction and lighting
• film technology and special effects
• sound and music
• film finance and independent film making.

We make a study of complete films and also look at key extracts in detail to examine the techniques of scene setting, direction and editing used by the professionals.

When can I study?:
Various days and times

Are there any exams?:
Unit one: exploring film form
Coursework - you will produce one essay (approximately 1,500 words) and one practical piece of film making (40% of overall mark).

Unit two: british and american cinema
Exam - there will be an in-depth focus on the key concepts of narratives and genre (60% of overall mark).
Course Facts
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Start Date:
September

End Date:
June

Course Type:

Part-time

Location:
Goschen Centre

Instalments:

Material Fees:


Level:
Advanced

Course Code:
ASPT

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" courses if additional courses are taken.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees are not applicable for your course (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees).

Please note that fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2009/10 (August 2009 - July 2010). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2010/11.

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Start Date:
September

End Date:
June

Course Type:

Full-time

Location:
Goschen Centre

Course Fees:
£999 per year. If you are receiving certain benefits, you may only have to pay a material fee for 3 AS levels.

Instalments:
Instalments are available for course fees. A deposit of £249.75 per year is payable before enrolment followed by three monthly payments of £249.75 per year

Material Fees:
£20 per year for 3 AS levels.

Level:
Advanced

Course Code:
ASFT

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" courses if additional courses are taken.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees are not applicable for your course (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees).

Please note that fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2009/10 (August 2009 - July 2010). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2010/11.

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