A-Level Film Studies will enable you to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film; the main cultural innovation and major art form of the 20th century.
The interaction between spectator and film is central to this course.
There is a strong emphasis on investigating how film works both as a powerful medium of representation and as an aesthetic medium.
You will study a diverse range of film and explore the significance of film and film practice in national, global and historic contexts.
During the two-year course you will also have the opportunity to create your own short film.
- Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above.
- Grade C/4 or above in an Art & Design or Creative Media GCSE subject preferred.
Students who have not taken a GCSE in an Art & Design or Creative Media subject may present a portfolio of work to demonstrate passion, commitment and ability at an acceptable level.
What will I study?
Component 1 - Varieties of Film & Filmmaking
- Hollywood 1930 – 1990 comparative
- American film since 2005
- British film since 1995
Component 2 - Global Filmmaking Perspectives
- Global Film
- Documentary Film
- Film Movements (Silent/Experimental)
Component 3 – Production
- Production, Analysis & Evaluation (developed over both years).
The course is 70% exam 30% coursework.
Trips and visits to exhibitions and galleries are a must to appreciate the historical development and contemporary trends within the film and media industry.
Why should I choose USP College?
- Opportunity to challenge yourself by creating your own short film.
- Our passionate teachers have award-winning industry experience (Channel 4, 4Talent Animator of The Year).
What could I do next?
- Progress to our Higher National Diploma in Media (Broadcasting) at Palmer’s Campus.
- Progress to study a range of design-related degrees at university.
- Secure employment in areas such as Broadcast Engineer / Presenter, Location Manager or Researcher.
- Studio fees to cover your specialist art materials.
- Amazon Wish List to cover generic study materials — this will be given to you on your USP Welcome Day
- Trips will cost around £30 a year—this will be paid through an online system called ParentPay.