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Film Studies - AS/A2 Level at Rochdale Sixth Form College

Course description

Film Studies:

Film Studies is a rewarding subject in which students will study a wide range of films and topics around the industry and production of films. Film Studies also gives students the chance to develop their practical and creative skills as they will have an opportunity to work with professional, industry standard filming equipment and editing packages. Film Studies is ideal for students who want to know about the film industry or want to pursue a career in a film medium. Students will take part in all stages of production including planning, directing, producing, editing, sound and many other aspects. The course will not only equip students with these skills but a theoretical framework to work with and a deeper understanding of the art form.                              

Along with analytical and practical skills, students will learn to work as part of a team as group work is essential to the course. The course is ideal for those who may have enjoyed Media, Film Studies or English Language at GCSE and want to further develop their skills.

Course content

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Entry requirements

To study A-Levels at RSFC you must have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A* - C, covering at least four different subject areas. Two of the 5 A* - C grades must include GCSE Maths and English Language. A good school reference, attendance and behaviour record are also required as is a positive college interview.

Financial information

If you are between 16 and 19 years old and think that you might struggle with the costs of full-time education you may apply for a bursary. The students most in need will be eligible to receive a bursary of £1,200 a year. This group includes:

• Disabled young people in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

• Young people in care• Care leavers

• Young people in receipt of income support

Other students facing genuine financial difficulties can apply for the Discretionary Bursary Fund (DBF).The DBF can support students with travel costs, equipment, books and other course-related costs.

Future opportunities

Positive Steps - See your Positive Steps Adviser in school or contact 0800 195 8528.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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