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Film Studies A Level at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

The Film Studies course offers students the opportunity to develop their appreciation of film not just as an enjoyable entertainment medium but also as an art form and a social and economic institution. A wide range of films are studied from different times in cinema history and from different perspectives.

Course content

AS Level

  • The language of film and how it is 'read' by the spectator.
  • Producers of film and their audiences, especially Hollywood and British film.
  • Theoretical approaches to the analysis of film as a text, studying film forms, styles, narrative and genre.
  • British films of the sixties.

A2 Level

  • Study of examples of 'World Cinema' especially Japanese and Spanish films. ,
  • The study of how films communicate meanings, using film theory and semiotics.
  • The role of the director as 'author' of film.
  • Critical approaches to film texts: such as spectatorship and audience theory.

Entry requirements

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Full level 2

FURTHER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

A minimum of five GCSE's at grade 4/C or above to include Maths and English Language at grade 4 (C), plus a keen interest in a wide range of films. 

Offers are subject to a satisfactory School Report. 

Assessment

At AS Level : One  written exam and  a coursework portfolio.

At A2 Level: One  written exam and a coursework portfolio.

Future opportunities

Progression to undergraduate courses in Film, English Literature, Screen Studies, Media, Visual Culture and Humanities as well as careers in a wide range of media industries is possible for Film Studies Students.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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