Welcome to Film Studies
Why choose this course?
Film Studies is an exciting and varied course which enables students to hone their analytical reading skills whilst experiencing a huge range of films – including: Buster Keaton’s silent movies and Casablanca; films from global cinema; independent and experimental films; modern Hollywood films such as La La Land. The course aims to encourage students to be active spectators of Film, rather than passive observers.
Course Content/Main Topics
Component 1 - Varieties of Film and Filmmaking
Component 2 - Global Filmmaking Perspectives
Component 3 - Production
Careers and Higher Education
Higher Education: Film Studies, Media, Journalism, teacher training, and many more. The skills developed in Film Studies overlap with those in many analytical and English-based courses, and the qualification is now recognised by both Oxford and Cambridge University.
Career Opportunities: Film Studies opens doors for careers in the Film, Media and Television industries, as well as marketing and advertising, and many more.
Component 1: Hollywood, American, and British Film since 1930 – Examination – 35% of the total qualification.
Component 2: Global Film, and Film Movements– Examination – 35% of the total qualification.
Component 3: Production – either a short film*, or a screenplay for a short film, with an accompanying evaluation – 30% of the total qualification.
*Please note: For the short film production, students will be required to use their own cameras (providing the quality is suitable, this can include their mobile phone or tablet)
At least a Grade 5 in English Language, English Literature, or Film Studies
Mrs A. Bourne - Lead Teacher of Film
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