Film Studies AS/A Level at New College Durham
By studying this subject you will develop your knowledge and understanding of how different media encode meaning for their audience and how they function as a business and as an institution.
Through case studies of different media, critical perspectives and institutional context you will have the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge about media theory and practice.
At AS Level you will produce a media portfolio from a series of briefs. This involves studying print based media such as newspapers and magazines by creating a product from pre-production all the way to a fully realised piece.
As well as these practical skills you will also study theoretical concepts behind film and television drama. You will explore:
- Textual Analysis
- Institutions and Audiences
- Media Industry
At A2 Level the emphasis is on critical perspectives in media. There are opportunities to study a wide range of topics such as:
- Contemporary Media Regulation
- Post-modern Media
- Media in the Online Age
The coursework for A2 requires engagement with two contemporary media such as print, web or games software to produce a media portfolio.
To study with us you will need a minimum of 5 GCSE A*-C which must include GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English.
This A Level, in combination with other subjects, contributes as a qualification to higher education courses in Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Communication Studies, Media Production, Television Studies, and Literature.
Studying one of these higher education courses will give you opportunities in the film and media industries, including film making, direction, editing, production, post-production, script writing and media research.Related careers
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Durham directly.