Film Studies

In Leicester

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    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Leicester

Description

Film combines well with other subjects in the Arts division '" English Literature, Media Studies, English Language, Art and Design, Theatre Studies. It complements other essay based subjects: Sociology and Philosophy for example. Students who are enrolling in science, Mathematics or one of the vocational courses could also consider AS Film Studies as an interesting fourth option. WHAT WILL I.

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Leicester (Leicestershire)
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Gateway Sixth Form College, Colin Grundy Drive, Hamilton, LE5 1GA

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As part of an advanced level programme, a minimum of 4 G.C.S.E.s at grade C or above (or the equivalent) including English at grade C or above. LENGTH OF COURSE AS level is one year, followed by a second year for those progressing to A2 level. WHERE NEXT? This course will develop your skills in critical appreciation, application of theory and extended writing. It is excellent preparation...

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Film Studies AS and A2
INTRODUCTION
Film combines well with other subjects in the Arts division English Literature, Media Studies, English Language, Art and Design, Theatre Studies. It complements other essay based subjects: Sociology and Philosophy for example. Students who are enrolling in science, Mathematics or one of the vocational courses could also consider AS Film Studies as an interesting fourth option.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The course enables students to: Understand the ways in which films create meaning through images and sound. Understand how and why audiences enjoy cinema films Understand central aspects of the making and distribution of film Apply their knowledge and understanding of film in essays and creative work

AS CONTENT
Coursework (40%) A 1500 word essay analysing a film extract. Creative work normally a photo storyboard. British and American Film (2½ hour examination)(60%) Producers and Audiences British Film American film

AS ASSESSMENT
All coursework is submitted in the first term. The exam is taken in May.

A2 CONTENT
Coursework (50% of A2; 25% of whole qualification) This is composed of: Independent research project (20%) Advanced Practical (30%) Issues and Debates (2¾ hour examination) (50% of A2; 25% of whole qualification) World Cinema Spectatorship Topics Single Film Close Study

HOW WILL I STUDY?
Close discussion of the course films is the central activity. Various teaching and learning strategies are used by the department working in groups with others, discussion, individual tutorials and supported self-study. Students are encouraged to see as many films as possible outside lessons and to make use of our extensive departmental video library. When learning about the construction of films (editing and types of shot) you will have practical experience using video cameras. You will be encouraged to use the Department s own stock of film books as well as the Central Resources Area. We have excellent facilities in the Media/Film department: professional standard cameras and industry level production software. Our specialist classrooms in the new building have been purpose-designed for Media and Film. Our teachers are well-qualified Media specialists with real experience of working in the Media. Team members regularly examine for the WJEC and have written Media/Film textbooks for major academic publishers.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
As part of an advanced level programme, a minimum of 4 G.C.S.E.s at grade C or above (or the equivalent) including English at grade C or above.

LENGTH OF COURSE
AS level is one year, followed by a second year for those progressing to A2 level.

WHERE NEXT?
This course will develop your skills in critical appreciation, application of theory and extended writing. It is excellent preparation for a range of university degrees. Some progress to further study of Film; others follow a variety of pathways. Recent Film students from Gateway have gone on to degrees in Film, English, Law, Art & Design, Acting, Sociology, Psychology and Media Studies.

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Film Studies

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