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Film Studies A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Course description

Do you enjoy watching films and then discussing them in detail?

Do you like thinking about the story, the actors, the camera work and the soundtrack?

Do things like who directed, scripted or even produced a film fascinate you?

If so, Film Studies may be for you. Films are not just about entertainment - they are works of art that make us think. This course will also give you the opportunity to produce a practical piece of film based on your studies.


Course content

In the first year, the focus will be on films from Britain and America. You will analyse three films and then from these films choose your own film clip to analyse for coursework. You will also produce your initial ideas for a film script into a step outline. In addition you will also study the film industry, looking at topics including the Hollywood studio system, how films are marketed and how films have been consumed differently throughout history to present day.

In the second year, the focus shifts to include films from different parts of the world. Your coursework will involve doing research into a topic of your own choice, such as the films of a particular director, production company, genre etc. You’ll also produce a short film script or a segment of a screenplay. Finally you will finish the year off with a module that will encompass all of the knowledge and skills gained where you will take part in a close study of a film looking at how it’s made, where it’s made, representation and the context.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet the normal college entry criteria for AS/A2 courses.

Future opportunities

This subject can lead to a wide range of degree programmes in film studies, media studies, scriptwriting, film and television production or any other humanitiesbased degree.

Further information

There will be opportunities to join our film club; you will also have access to the latest technology in live studio work and editing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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