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Film Studies at Joseph Swan Academy

Course description

Film Studies is an engaging and student-centered subject which allows you to study all aspects of film from the USA, the UK as well as from other countries. Our course in Film Studies is designed to deepen your 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.

You will be given the opportunity to engage with a wide range of different kinds of films, developing your skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection. You will also develop your creativity and practical skills, either in the creation of a film or through writing the screenplay or storyboard for a film.

At AS you will study how films construct meaning and how they can have a personal, social, political or ethical significance. You will also look at the relationship between producers and audiences with a particular focus on Hollywood and British films.

At A2 you will be provided with more sophisticated analytical and critical approaches for understanding how films construct meaning and provoke different responses. You will then use these skills to study a wider range of films.

Entry requirements

‘B’ in GCSE English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Joseph Swan Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years