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Film Studies A Level at Cowley International College

Course description

In Year 12, students will make a short film (approximately two
minutes) within a group of four persons maximum. The film
will demonstrate an understanding of the different aspects of
film making. Students will also select a short sequence from
one of their favourite films and examine it in intense detail
trying to work out what effects the film maker has tried to
create.

Students will also look at the film industry itself, with particular
focus on Hollywood and the British Film industry.
In Year 13, students will make a short film or trailer and
conduct a short research project on a Film-related topic of
their choice. Students will also address three areas of study.
The first is a Single Film Study which currently is the David
Fincher film, ‘Fight Club’. The second is a study of World
Cinema and the third is a study of so-called ‘Emotional
Cinema’. Currently, we look at films that attempt to make the
audience cry!

Course content

In Year 12, students will make a short film (approximately two
minutes) within a group of four persons maximum. The film
will demonstrate an understanding of the different aspects of
film making. Students will also select a short sequence from
one of their favourite films and examine it in intense detail
trying to work out what effects the film maker has tried to
create.

Students will also look at the film industry itself, with particular
focus on Hollywood and the British Film industry.
In Year 13, students will make a short film or trailer and
conduct a short research project on a Film-related topic of
their choice. Students will also address three areas of study.
The first is a Single Film Study which currently is the David
Fincher film, ‘Fight Club’. The second is a study of World
Cinema and the third is a study of so-called ‘Emotional
Cinema’. Currently, we look at films that attempt to make the
audience cry!

Entry requirements

Grade C (grade 5) in English.

Future opportunities

With the advent of Salford Media City and the transfer of
much of the BBC to the North West of England, this is an
excellent time to be seeking Media jobs in this part of the
world.

There are numerous Film/TV/Media based courses currently
running in Further Education colleges and universities right
across the region. Studying Film at A-level is a natural stepping
stone to a career in Film, Media or Television.

Further information

Did you know…
Cowey has showcased four full length films at Cineworld, St Helens.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 February 2017

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