Film Studies A Level

SCASFILMT

Film Studies AS/A2 Level

About the course

Mad for film but want to know more? Want the opportunity to make your own film, write your own screenplay or research World Cinema? This intensive and enjoyable two-year course allows you to do all these things and more.

You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results. 

In addition you must have:

• Grade 5/C or above in GCSE English Language 

• In addition, you must achieve at least a grade 6/B in one other written subject e.g. History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business or Religious Studies (full course).

International students:

• Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. 

• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.

 

In your first year you will develop your understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of film, developing your skills of interpretation and critical analysis. You will study British and American films, both classic and contemporary. 

In your second year, you will build on the skills developed in the first year, studying contemporary world cinema, cinematic movements and other issues and debates. You will make your own short film or write a screenplay extract and undertake individual research into a director of your choice. 

 

Assessment is a mixture of coursework and exams at the end of each year.

At university you could take Film Theory, Film Criticism and Film History. You could also move into a range of film/video/TV production courses leading into the industry. Film Studies also complements the study of English and visual arts-based subjects such as Photography.

The facilities were great as we were able to use Final Cut Pro and quality cameras which I had never been able to use before.

Maria De Ferry

Maria De Ferry

Studied: A Levels in English Language and Literature, Media and Film

Destination: Now taking an apprenticeship at the BBC

She said: “I had a great time at City and Islington and really enjoyed my film and media studies courses which fuelled my ambition to work in the media. The facilities were great as we were able to use Final Cut Pro and quality cameras which I had never been able to use before.

“After creating a music video as part of an A Level project I knew I wanted to work in the media industry and began to research my options. I realised that what I wanted to do did not need me to take a degree and then I found the production apprenticeship at the BBC and I applied.”

Course information

Start date
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07 September 2018

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
SC12FILA18
Start date
07/09/18
End date
04/07/19
Duration
2 Years
Centre
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
International
School Leavers
Co-Funded
Exams
£51.40
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