Film Studies

AS level students will engage with the analysis of film text, using both micro and macro areas of study. Both British and World Cinema will be studied, along with performance issues and the contrast of the two American films based on the Vietnam War.

A2 level students will consider the influences of Documentary film, study Japanese Cinema for the 1960s and critically analyse a single British film. This year is designed to deepen the student’s understanding and appreciation of the filmmaking process and its role in the world market place as well as learning research methodologies and application.

Benefits

AS and A2 Level Film Studies give students an in depth knowledge and the skills necessary when studying this subject or related subjects in higher education. This subject will compliment many choices of degree because of the analytical nature of study, but some of the obvious choices are:
English, Digital Arts, Film or Media Applied degrees or Multimedia/Games Design.

The AS Level modules comprise:
Two modules; one of which is coursework and focuses on the construction of film and the other is exam based. The latter is split into three learning areas which include:
– Producers and Audiences
– British Film and Stars
– Comparative Study of Two American Films
– Film as Industry
– Ewan McGregor as Star/Performer
– Vietnam War films

The A2 Level modules comprise:
Two modules; one of which is coursework and focuses on a research project and the other is exam based. The latter module mimics the AS style and is split into three areas of study which include:
– A comparative study of Japanese film
– A single study of a British film
– Documentary Study
– 1960’s Japanese Cinema
– Morvern Callar (Ramsey)
– Fahrenheit 9/11 and Nanook of the North