A Level Film Studies
Film is one of the main cultural innovations of the 20th century and a major art form of the last hundred years. Film Studies consequently makes an important contribution to the curriculum, offering the opportunity to investigate how film works both as a medium of representation and as an aesthetic medium. Production work is a crucial part of this specification and is integral to learners’ study of film. Studying a diverse range of films from several different contexts is designed to give learners the opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of how films are constructed to their own filmmaking and screenwriting. This is intended to enable learners to create high quality film and screenplay work as well as provide an informed filmmaker’s perspective on their own study of film.
What sort of student does it suit and what will you get out of the course?
Those who study it characteristically bring with them a high degree of enthusiasm and excitement for what is a powerful and culturally significant medium, inspiring a range of responses from the emotional to the reflective. Film studies is a course for the inquisitive mind and those who enjoy the medium in all its forms who wish to understand how film has evolved in the last 100 years.
Film Studies for Dummies (Paperback)
By James Cateridge
Published by John Wiley & Sons
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