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Film Studies at The Elizabethan Academy

Course description

Course Content

To develop students' interest in, appreciation and knowledge of film, specifically through studying:
the film - the way as an audio-visual form of creative expression constructs meaning, provokes varieties of spectator responses and raises issues of personal, social, cultural, political and ethical significances:
and through studying: The film's producers and audiences - the relationship between the production and consumption of films, with particular reference to Hollywood, British film and World Cinema:

To provide students with a foundation in the analysis of film, together with subject specialist language, and to introduce them to creative and production skills.

2 Units at 'AS' level, including:
Exploring Film Form - A detailed look at how the micro features of film (including the use of mise-en-scene, cinematography and editing) are used to create an emotional response in the spectator.
British and American Film - This unit focuses on two key aspects of Film Studies: producers and audiences and the relationship between them, the role of macro features of film (narrative and genre) in construction meanings.

2 Units at 'A2' level, including:
Research and Creative Project - A personal project focused around a specific topic or area of interest of the student regarding film production. Research is then applied to an idea and construction of a short movie (either as a recorded extract; short script or detailed working storyboard)
Varieties of Film Experience - Issues and Debates - This unit focuses on complex films from different contexts, extending knowledge of the diversity of film and its effects. Topics will include World Cinema; Feminist Cinema; Power, poverty and conflict in film, Early Cinema (pre 1917)

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at A* - C (including GCSE Mathematics and/or GCSE English Language). AS - At least grade C in GCSE English, preferably at least grade C in one or more of GCSE Drama, Art, Media Studies A2 - At least grade D in AS Film Studies

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Elizabethan Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 May 2014

Key information

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