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Film Studies A Level at Franklin College

Course description

Year 1 This exciting course is designed to deepen your enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of film as an art form and as a socio-economic institution. As a film student you will study a wide range of films and experience a variety of innovative teaching and learning methods that are designed to ensure you achieve the highest possible grades. An active and creative approach to filmmaking will be encouraged as you write, shoot and edit your own film sequences. No prior experience of filmmaking is necessary; the aim is that you will learn by creatively engaging with film technique. Year 2 The second year of Film Studies will equip you with a wide variety of skills suitable for higher education or the world of work. You will work independently to produce a research project based around a film topic of your choice; students in the past have researched a particular filmmaker, studio, genre or issue in filmmaking that has interested them. A creative project will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of theory and your practical skills. You will look at films from different nations, film styles such as Surrealism or New Wave Cinema, Early Cinema before 1917, Independent Films, Art House Cinema and Experimental Film.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs graded A*-C or equivalent, to include English Language. You must be enthusiastic and committed to studying film.


Year 1 60% Examination 40% Coursework

Year 2 50% Examination 50% Examination

Future opportunities

The course provides a strong base for progression to undergraduate study in film theory, film production, creative writing, media and cultural studies. It is also a valuable supplement for those wishing to study English, journalism, art, history, geography, psychology and business at degree level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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