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Film Studies A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Enrich your existing appreciation and enjoyment of film.

Film Studies is designed to enrich your existing appreciation and enjoyment of film. It is a well-established academic subject which offers you the opportunity to engage with a wide range of different films and gain confidence with a range of critical approaches to film.

You will be learning to ‘read’ a film; considering the nature of the relationship between an audience and a film, and studying the importance of social and institutional factors to film production. The subject lends itself to a wide range of approaches: class discussion, individual study and research, written analysis, essays, writing screenplays, producing storyboards and film journalism. There will also be opportunities for cinema visits. You will also be supported to develop skills of critical analysis, to examine the meanings and values contained in films, to understand and ‘read’ the language of films, and to understand cinema as an industry. Films we may study include, Vertigo, Do the Right Thing, District 9 and Hurt Locker. You will develop your knowledge of film history focusing on classic films from the silent era, European experimental films and more recent films like Skyfall and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

"It's very interesting to learn about the history of film and how it has developed as a medium. Also, I love talking about the future of viewing film and how it may progress due to changing technology." Neil Thomson


Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Film Studies: GCSE grade 6 in English (Language or English Literature)

Further information

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The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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