Film Studies (A-level)
Would you like to learn more about the film industry while developing your skills in analysing mainstream and alternative films? Students will learn about the production, distribution, and exhibition of films as well as get an opportunity to make their own films.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
Would you like to develop your skills in analysing mainstream and alternative films while discovering more about all aspects of the film industry? This course covers production, distribution and exhibition of films and there are opportunities for you to try your hand at film-making.
If you are interested in studying A-level Film Studies, you may also be interested in our additional pathways, UAL Level 3 Creative Media Moving Image and Audio Production or UAL Level 3 Creative Digital Multi Media. All A-level applicants are encouraged to research alternative pathways before accepting their offer to study A-levels
You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.
A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.
It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.
What will you learn?
- Exploring Film Form (coursework)
- British and American Film (examination)
- Film Research and Creative Project (coursework)
- Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates (examination)
How will you learn?
This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.
What will you need to bring with you?
This course requires additional study of films so there may be cinema ticket or streaming costs.
How will you be assessed?
For AS Level there are two units – one examination and one coursework unit. The exam is worth 60% and the coursework unit is worth 40% of the final marks.
For the A2 qualification there are two further units – one examination and the coursework unit. Each of these units is worth 50% of the final marks.
Progression to A2 Level is available to those who achieve a grade D or above at AS Level.
Upon successful completion of the course, you can consider a wide range of film and media-related degree courses in higher education as well as film and media-related careers, with options including journalism, broadcasting, photography and TV production.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Arts Officers, Producers and Directors
Photographers, Audio-visual and Broadcasting Equipment Operators
Public Relations Professionals
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 23, 2023 4:17 pm