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Film Studies at Palmer's College

Course description

Film Studies is designed to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century. We can all enjoy films but a full appreciation can only be reached by developing skills of observation, critical analysis and personal reflection. You will develop your written and verbal skills, understand how societal change impacts on films made, learn how to make a movie and study marketing and business strategies. The subject covers aspects of social psychology, history, art appreciation, photography, new technologies and business studies. 

The ideal Film student will have an interest in all aspects of cinema - not just mainstream films.


Course content

• Exploring film form, British and American film
• Film research and creative projects; Film experiences, issues and debates

Entry requirements

Minimum of four Cs and two Bs at GCSE which should include English Language grade C.


Future opportunities

Its distinctive combination of academic and practical skills means that Film Studies is enthusiastically welcomed for a wide range of university courses. Past Palmer’s students are currently studying not just Film but also a huge range of degree courses, including Media and English courses at prestigious universities. There are a range of career opportunities in film, television, print and digital media.

Further information

More information is available from the College website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.