The course covers the following units:
Classical Hollywood and New Hollywood
Independent and Mainstream American film
Global and European cinema
Not only will you get to examine films from all around the world, researching their contexts and understanding their culture but you will also gain the skills to recreate every stage of a film’s production from storyboarding and scriptwriting through to camera-work, soundtrack design and editing. Film Studies does not stop there - you also get all the knowledge and support to distribute and exhibit your own films! Work experience opportunities are arranged to suit each individual student and many past students have worked at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Tameside Radio, ITV and produced professional videos for Tameside Council.
Guest Speakers in the world of film such as film producer, screenplay writers and university lecturers
Film trips to London (BFI, BBFC), Universities, cinemas and New York.
Work experience opportunities working on film brief’s for organisations
Complete Mac room with industry standard software – own personal mac to use.
Have you ever wondered about how a film is made? What makes an actor a star? What is an auteur? How a screenplay is developed? How to become a film critic? Film Studies allows you to study one of our most important art forms equipping you with the language to analyse cinema with a critic’s eye and not only that but gives you the ability to write screenplays and produce films using industry standard software.
Every aspect of making a film will be studied and you will get the unique opportunity to visit places of significant importance to film such as the British Film Institute (BFI), the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) or the New York film school.
Learners must have;
5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language at a grade 4
University to study a wide range of subjects including journalism, editing, camerawork, sound engineering, creative writing, scriptwriting or to continue to study film at degree level.
Film and Media related apprenticeships such as the BBC, ITV, Film4, radio stations