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Film Studies at Kingsley Academy

Course description

'The Entertainment Experience of a Lifetime!' Course Details/Outline: FS1 - Exploring Film Form (Coursework) In this unit you will look at a range of films from different genres and study the different areas of filmmaking and how audiences might respond. You will produce one written essay on the films you've studied, as well as a storyboard or screenplay of an extract of your own film. Films studied over the last two years have included: Sin City, Clerks, Gladiator and Goldfinger FS2 - British and American Film Section A: Producers and Audiences In this unit you will learn about the film industry and how it works. You will study the social practice of cinemagoing and film consumption. You will learn about film finance, production, distribution and exhibition in America and Britain as well as film consumption in the UK as a whole and particularly in the local/regional areas. Section B: Topics in British Film You will study a topic within Bristish Films. This unit requires the study of at least two films with a focus on how macro elements of of film, particularly narrative, construct meanings and raise issues. Films could include: Shaun of the Dead/28 Days Later Section C: US Film - Comparative Study You will study and compare two American films from a specific genre or dealing with a specific theme. Remakes can also be studied. Films could include: True Grit, Brokeback Mountain and King Kong (original and remake) In the second year of Film Studies you will build on these three modules. Areas of study will include: * Film Research * Creative Project * World Cinema * International Film Styles * Specialist Studies The A2 course starts after you finish your Summer exams and begins with an introductory unit on film making.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years