Film Studies

A Level

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About the course…

Film is one of the main cultural innovations of the 20th century and a major art form of the last hundred years. 

This course will introduce you to a wide variety of films in order to broaden your knowledge and understanding of film and the range of responses films can generate. 

Production work is a crucial part of this course. Studying a diverse range of films from several different contexts gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding of how films are constructed to your own filmmaking and screenwriting. This enables you to create high quality film and screenplay work, as well as providing an informed filmmaker’s perspective on your own study of film.

Why study with us…

  • You will have the exciting opportunity to create your own short film or screenplay. We have brand new equipment that will allow you to produce your work to a high standard.
  • The course covers a wide range of films and film movements, including Casablanca, Captain Fantastic, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Vivre Sa Vie.
  • You will study a range of engaging modules, such as global film, Hollywood 1930 – 1990, silent cinema, experimental film 1960 – 2000, American film since 2005 and more. 

Where Film Studies can take you…

This course will prepare you for a range of degrees, including film production, digital film technologies, writing and film, drama and film, media studies, film studies, American studies and more!

Career opportunities include film director, video editor, television camera operator, broadcast presenter, production designer, programme researcher, television producer, advertising art director, runner and marketing executive.

Entry requirements…

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study

Course Alumni

Maria Hill

Studied: Film Studies, Media and English Literature

Next Steps: Studying Film and Creative Writing at Lancaster University

Every teacher is extremely passionate about their subject and encourages you to be passionate too.