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Moving Image A Level at St Vincent College

Course description

We now live in a society where each one of us carries a portable film studio around in our pockets. Mobile phones contain the tools to shoot moving images, the tools to edit them, and the tools to upload and share them with the world. The ability to use video creatively and effectively has never been more important and more of our culture is based around moving images, from cinema and TV to YouTube and Netflix. Artists and Photographers are increasingly incorporating moving images into their work. This course will give you the practical skills to develop and create your own moving image productions.

Course content

AS Level

Unit 1 – Coursework Portfolio will cover:

• Exploration of techniques including: using cameras, developing film, printing using chemicals
• Digital image composition, manipulation and printing
• Traditional and digital sketchbook development.
• Independent research
• Research into Photographers and Artists
• Development of considered approaches to being creative
• Production of two different projects

Unit 2 – Controlled Assignment will cover:

• Planning, preparation and realisation of a project from given titles
• Use and continue to develop skills from coursework unit
• How students determine individual directions and choices of media
• Document research and creative processes
• Produce proposals for final piece

A Level

Unit 3 – Personal Investigation will cover:

• Students making own choices of creative direction
• Making more considered and polished photography
• Work on larger scales
• Produce one major project
• Support Project with research into artists and an extended essay
• Planning and preparation in creative and inventive ways
• Use a broad range of approaches which then focus into a final major piece

Unit 4 – Controlled Assignment A2:

• Final major piece responding to set titles
• Extend skills and continue to develop professionally

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A* – C


All units assessed through Portfolio

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• All students have access to our enrichment programme which includes Cinema Club and Film-Making Club
• Multiplex and Art House cinema visits
• Film Challenge and Festival Competitions
• Trips to New York, London Short Film Festival, Brussels

Future opportunities

Film making, photography and/or creative arts courses at HE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Vincent College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

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