At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5.
Why Should You Take This Course?
The aim of this course is to provide competence in the critical reading of film. It will develop ways so you can read film more deeply, come up with more interesting insights into how film works, have informed and intelligent reasons for liking or disliking a film and to write clearly, persuasively, and insightfully about the things that you watch. It will develop your creative skills to enable you to design and construct your own film.
In Year 1, students will study the structure and form of film through the study of micro and macro film features, auteur and spectatorship. You will study films from classic and contemporary Hollywood, mainstream and independent film and world cinema.
In Year 2, students will study a variety of filmmaker’s theories and debates and several critical approaches to cinema. You will study global film, silent film, documentary and experimental cinema.
How will I be assessed?
The course is 70% exam and 30% coursework. There are two exams and one piece of coursework.
Are there any special expenses?
There are trips available to students on the course for which you will be asked to pay.
What could I do next?
Film Studies leads to a wide range of humanities and arts courses at university and might prove useful as a stepping stone to a media, film or writing career or as a route into teaching.
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.