This course will enable you to enjoy and appreciate film and its cultural value and to understand that the role film plays in our daily lives and the lives of others.
You will develop a critical understanding of film through film texts, concepts, and historical perspectives by creatively applying practical skills and you will be able to explore production processes, technologies, and contexts.
You will study contemporary English language film and also investigate the role of the cinema in film. This unit is assessed by a written examination which carries 60% of the marks for the first year.
You will also produce a foundation portfolio in film, carrying 40% of the marks for the first year.
In Year 2, you will investigate global cinema and undertake a creative investigation in film and a written examination, each worth 50% of the marks for the second year.
Film Studies is a suitable platform for progression to a range of higher education degree and vocational level courses. For those who do not wish to progress further within the field of Film Studies, this course also provides a coherent, engaging and culturally valuable course of study.
The skills developed on the course will also help further study in English literature and other analytical centred subjects. It also develops skills that can enable direct progression into employment.