Summary

This course is designed to deepen students' understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century, and one developing new modes of expression and exhibition in the twenty-first century.

Description

It will build on the cineliteracy learners have developed informally since childhood. They will study film in a wide variety of contexts and engage in a range of different types of film. They will have a chance to expand their skills of written analysis while also getting the chance to develop creative and practical skills.

Key Areas

The units available for AS are: Module 1 Exploring Film Form

This unit focuses on the construction of meaning in film. It covers everything from cinematography to editing, emotional response to intellectual discussion and from performance to spectator. Assessment will be a 1500 word essay and a practical piece of storyboarding or filmmaking.

Module 2 British and American Film

This unit examines the UK and US film industries. It looks at the film audience, the interrelationship between audiences and producers (including marketing and exhibition), British film and the Horror and Comedy genres, Film Stars, production companies, culture, politics and identity (exam).

In the second year (A2): Module 3 Film Research and Creative Projects

This will consist of a small-scale research project. Learners will study one film (and two support films) in detail. Factors analysed will include:

Genre

Auteurs (directors)

Social contexts

Gender issues

Technology

There is also a creative project in the form of a short film or an original screenplay extract.

Module 4 Varieties of Film Experience Issues and Debates

This is the study of world cinema encompassing such interesting topics as urban stories, empowering women and experimental film (exam).

What Next

With a qualification in Film Studies you could go into higher education and/or work in the film industry, the media, performing arts, advertising, public relations etc

Entry Criteria

6 GCSE grades A-C including English language and maths and an average GCSE score calculation.


Course options

  • 2018/19 Full Time Day

    Provider

    Bournville College Birmingham

    Location

    Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Full Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
    19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September £1,800 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    24+ September £1,800 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
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    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
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