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Film Studies AS/A Level at Godalming College

Course description

The first year of this course is focused on British and American cinema, covering the film industry (the way films are funded, made, distributed and exhibited), film genre (types of film, such as film noir and the gangster film) and a range of issues concerned with film language (narrative, editing, lighting, sound, etc). You will develop your script writing, storyboarding and video production skills, but please note that this is not primarily a practical film-making course.

In the second year we look at non-UK European cinema, focusing on several new wave cinematic movements of the past 50 years and documentary film forms. Work on aspects of film history and theory.

One of the chief requirements for this course is an enthusiasm for cinema – and not just the latest Hollywood blockbuster. You will be studying a variety of often challenging films from a range of different periods and countries.

Course assessment: In both years there is one coursework paper consisting of written and practical work and one written exam.

Entry requirements

Grade C in English, Film or Media Studies. There is a substantial essay writing component to this course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years