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Film Studies A Level at Weymouth College

Course description

Film is the most important new communication tool of the last 100 years. From Alice in Wonderland to Avatar, Bogart to Bond, Charlie Chaplin to Charlize Theron, film stars, characters and the stories they represent have reflected the ideas and events of the times in which they were produced. Film is a global medium that has developed its own universally-recognised language and Film Studies is the ideal course to explore and understand the techniques employed by film producers and directors to project the diversity of people and cultures in today’s world on to our cinema screens.

Course content

Film is the most important new communication tool of the last 100 years and is a global medium that has developed its own universally-recognised language. This is the ideal course to explore and understand the techniques employed by film producers and directors to project the diversity of people and cultures in today’s world onto our cinema screens. AS units • Exploring film form – a study of the language and craft techniques of film making • British and American film the development of the relationship between film producers and audiences A2 units • Film research and creative projects • Film experience (issues and debates) – the cinema from three perspectives: world cinema, spectatorship, close study film

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs A – C including Maths and English, unless otherwise stated at interview for specific subjects requirements.

Future opportunities

The majority of students who have previously completed this course have progressed to university degree-level programmes such as Screenwriting, Creative Writing, Film Studies, English Literature, English and American Studies and a number of film, television and animation courses at places as diverse as Aberystwyth, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Ravensbourne (London) and more locally at Bournemouth and Southampton. Many are now employed in broadcast television and some in the film production and exhibition sectors of the rapidly growing creative industries. Contrary to popular hearsay, the A-levels in Film Studies and Media Studies are fully recognised qualifications for entry into 95% of universities and respected by employers as evidence of focussed academic study and commitment from students over the two-year period.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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