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Overview

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

Course description

This course will build on the cineliteracy that you have developed informally since childhood. You will study film in a wide variety of contexts and engage in a range of film types. You will have a chance to expand your written analysis skills whilst also getting the chance to develop creative and practical skills.

You will also be expected to complete a work placement as part of your programme of study; study skills and employability skills will be developed with the help of your personal tutor.

What areas will I study?

AS units available are:

  • Module 1 - Exploring Film Form This unit focuses on the construction of meaning in film. It covers everything from cinematography, editing and emotional response, to intellectual discussion and 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).

    A2 units available:

  • Module 3 - Film Research and Creative Projects This will consist of a small-scale research project. You 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 interesting topics such as urban stories, empowering women and experimental film (exam).

What are the entry requirements?

You will need 5 GCSEs grades 4 or above, to include English at grade 5 or above.

Where can I progress to 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.


Course options

  • 2019/20 Full Time Day

    Provider

    Bournville College Birmingham

    Location

    Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2019/20 Full Time Day

    Days

    Full Time Week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September | 2019/20 - 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 | 2019/20 - 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 | 2019/20 £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 | 2019/20 £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
    - - 16 - - 0.00 5,000.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
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