The AS Level / A Level Film Studies course located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA) will bring alive the subject of cinema and provide a fascinating and detailed insight into the world of films and filming. You will investigate the way film constructs meaning and provokes a spectator response. Film-making and viewing is an interactive, two-way process, it is a language through which we communicate ideas and messages. This is an art form and one which, like other art forms, for example, fine art and literature, requires the reading of various texts. You will not only be required to demonstrate an understanding of the films set before you, but also to extract further information at a deeper level of analysis. You will be encouraged to extend your own creativity and production skills, and given the opportunity to investigate and develop your own ideas and short films.
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A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above including English or Welsh.
The combination of film theory and the editing and production techniques covered on this course will prepare you for further studies in film, media, journalism, broadcasting and communication at higher education. Previous students have gone on to work for local media industries and even set up their own production companies.
Portable storage device e.g Hardrive (carry case) and a memory stick, Headphones - preferably cans. £25 refundable deposit for use of all other media equipment e.g video cameras, photography cameras, tripods, lighting and all other studio equipment