Film Studies

Vocational qualification

In Nuneaton

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Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Nuneaton

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

The AS/A2 specification in Film Studies is designed to deepen students' understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century, and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the first decades of the twenty-first century. The subject builds on the cineliteracy learners have developed informally since childhood. They will study film deriving.

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Location

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Nuneaton (Warwickshire)
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King Edward Road, CV11 4BE

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To take into account

College entry requirements plus a Grade C in English Language

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Course programme


Film Studies
Course Type A-Level
Introduction The AS/A2 specification in Film Studies is designed to deepen students' understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century, and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the first decades of the twenty-first century. The subject builds on the cineliteracy learners have developed informally since childhood. They will study film deriving from a variety of production contexts and consider how viewing has become affected by modern screening developments. They will also engage with a wide range of different kinds of films, developing skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection, as well as developing their creativity and practical skills, either in audio-visual or written form. A variety of forms of assessment are used, with the intention of producing imaginative, active learners.
Qualification AS/A Level
Entry Requirements College entry requirements plus a Grade C in English Language
Assessment At AS there is a production portfolio to complete (FM1) and a written examination paper of two and a half hours (FM2). At A2 there is a small-scale research project and a practical-based assignment to complete (FM3) then a written examination paper of two and a three quarter hours (FM4).
Costs There may be some additional costs related to residential trips and cinema outings throughout the AS/A2 course
Duration 1 year to AS level and an additional year to A level
Other Details The aims of AS are to develop students' appreciation and knowledge of film. Specifically, students study the way film as an audio-visual form of creative expression constructs meaning, provokes varieties of spectator response and raises issues of personal, social, cultural, political and ethical significance. The aims of A Level are to provide students with more sophisticated analytical and critical approaches for understanding how films construct meaning and provoke diverse responses. Studying a wider range of films also develops an appreciation of aspects of the history of film and its cultural diversity. Developing research skills and production skills, through more advanced film projects, allows students to synthesise learning gained throughout the course.
Progression Options Students who are successful at AS level may wish to complete an additional year to achieve the A level qualification, from which higher study perhaps at degree level in this or a related area is a possibility. As part of a wider programme the course provides an excellent basis for progression to any career or university course. Film Studies will support a career in a wide range of areas, including Film/TV Production and Journalism. Studying Film Studies alongside English Literature and Art would be a strong combination for careers in any media/arts related field.

Film Studies

Price on request