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Film Studies A Level at WQE

Course description

Film Studies is designed to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film. You will study film as a medium, an art form and as a social and cultural institution, and there will be a deep engagement with a wide range of film experiences. The course will develop a number of key skills such as critical analysis and application of this knowledge in making films and writing screenplays. Although there is a detailed textual approach being offered here, similar to English Literature, at the core of this course is a clear recognition of how films are made.

There will be a clear focus on the aesthetic choices made by filmmakers and how this might impact on you, in the production of your own practical work.

Course content

Film Studies is designed to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film. You will study film as a medium, an art form and as a social and cultural institution, and there will be a deep engagement with a wide range of film experiences. The course will develop a number of key skills such as critical analysis and application of this knowledge in making films and writing screenplays. Although there is a detailed textual approach being offered here, similar to English Literature, at the core of this course is a clear recognition of how films are made.

There will be a clear focus on the aesthetic choices made by filmmakers and how this might impact on you, in the production of your own practical work.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements, this course also normally requires students to have achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language.

Assessment

Assessment for A Level Film Studies is made up of three components. There will be two examinations taken at the end of the course and also a non-examination assessment (coursework) component.

Future opportunities

Film Studies is recognised by universities and degreeawarding institutions as a valid entry qualification for a wide number of degree courses, including those at Russell Group universities. A number of former students have also secured jobs in the creative industries from feature production work for the BBC and MTV to working for film distribution companies. This can be the start of a career in the film industry

Further information

For further information please visit our website www.wqe.ac.uk or see our prospectus

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Web url: www.wqe.ac.uk

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