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Film Studies (AS / A Level) at Middlesbrough College

Course description

This course will develop your analysis and interpretation skills which will allow you to read and deconstruct films. During the course you will learn about Film Language and begin to identify and interpret how films communicate with us and you will use this knowledge to create a portfolio of coursework. You will study many units throughout the course, and you will develop your film analysis skills in to the area of world cinema and consider the message films present and offer.

Course content

AS Modules: FM1: Exploring Film Form: In this unit you will learn about film language and begin to identify and interpret how films communicate with us. You will use this knowledge to create a portfolio of coursework. FM2: British and American Film: Producers and Audiences: This examination unit includes the study of three separate units. Section A investigates the film industry and the role of audiences; Section B is a close study of British Film and Section C is a comparison of two American films. A2 Modules: FM3: Film Research and Creative Projects: You will develop independent research skills and your knowledge and understanding of film, through a portfolio of research work and creative work. FM4: Varieties and Film Experience Issues and Debates: You will develop your film analysis skills in to the area of world cinema and consider the messages films present

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE’s at grade C or above including English and Maths. A minimum of Grade C in GCSE English is essential, however a grade B is recommended. A creative qualification such as Art or Media would be of benefit to you. Also subject to QCA score. If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme.

Assessment

AS: 60% Written Examination (2 ½ hours) 40% Coursework Portfolio A2: 50% Written Examination (2 ¾ hours) (25% of A2) 50% Coursework Portfolio (25% of A2)

Future opportunities

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. You can progress on to University, with many students going on to study Film or Media or related courses, such as English, Graphic Design, Marketing and Journalism. Students often go on to pursue careers in teaching, media or film production and journalism.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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