Film Studies explores how meaning is made, and emotion conveyed, through the analysis of film language and the production of your own creative practical work. There will be an opportunity to write a screenplay or produce a short film/film sequence in video format as part of your practical coursework.
Students will be studying some of the great films both old and new from the UK and around the world, from classics like Casablanca and Blade Runner to modern classics like Pulp Fiction, Winter’s Bone, Trainspotting and This is England. We will look at European films such as Pan’s Labyrinth, as well as short animated films such as The Wrong Trousers.
Lessons involve a variety of teaching methods and learning activities, including pair and group work, discussion and independent research and filmmaking.
What are the entry requirements?
To study film studies at A level you must meet the general entry requirements. You should a have a sizeable written coursework component (up to 2000 words).
What opportunities will this lead to?
Film Studies prepares you well for a range of arts and humanities-related degree choices and offers a broad range of career opportunities.
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