FILM STUDIES

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

OVERVIEW OF COURSE

A LEVEL EXAMINATION

Paper 1: Film History (35%)

Exam: 2 hours

There are two parts to this paper:

US Film History: an exploration of the changes in the US film industry from silent film to 1990

European Film Movements: an exploration of significant film movements such as German expressionism and surrealism

Paper 2: Critical Approaches to Film (35%)

Exam: 2 hours

In this section of the course you will look at:

UK vs. US film: a comparison of the film industries in different countries 

Documentary: an analysis of the distinctive nature of documentary film and its associated filming and editing techniques

Ideology: a comparison of three films sharing a central theme with focus on the ideological implications of filmmaking

Paper 3: NEA Making and Evaluating a Short Film (30%)         

Coursework: 60 hours

In this unit you will make your own 5 minute short film. You will need to provide an evidence trail explaining your research and planning and will write an evaluation after the film is complete.

The department will provide a varied stock of texts, recordings and films and students will be given access to recording equipment, camcorders, DSLRs, lighting, microphones and other relevant equipment.  Students are expected to make a one-off payment of £25 at the beginning of the year to fund blank media, filming licenses, props etc. as required by the course.

FUTURE PATHWAYS

Many students go on to study film-related courses in Higher Education but the subject is also welcome as an entrance qualification for other degree level courses. The subject encourages analytical, written and practical skills appropriate for a career in the Film and Media Industries as well as in a range of other academic and vocational areas.

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

Analytical skills

Creative skills

Management skills

Interpersonal skills

Developing a deeper understanding of the world around you

Presentation skills