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Film Studies AS/A2 Level at Guildford College

Course description

Film Studies aims to build on the 'cine literacy' you have from childhood, using this knowledge to develop skills in research, analysis, deconstruction, writing and creative work. Once in place, these skills can be further developed within higher education study in the same area or can be successfully utilised withing the world or work.

If you enjoy analysing films of all types and descriptions, reading and research, this course is for you. Students interested in developing their film analysis skills with an interest in pursuing the subject at higher education levels and beyond will benefit from this course.




Course content

  • AS topics: film language, Hollywood and the British film industry - production, distribution and exhibition, stardom in British film, Hollywood film comparison.
  • A2 topics: world cinema styles - Japanese cinema, critical study of popular film, individual film study.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Literature or English Language.



1 exam and 1 coursework portfolio.

Financial information

There will be a £15 educational speaker (scriptwriter) fee at AS and A2 Level. Students studying this subject intensively over 1 year will only pay once.

Future opportunities

Degrees in film, media or journalism. Careers in marketing, PR, advertising, journalism, film or TV production.

Further information

Film studies should not be seen as an easy option. The course has a high theoretical content and the coursework is demanding. You should be motivated and committed to independent reading and self-directed study.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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