You will begin by exploring how aspects of film form and language are motivated for expressive effect. This includes an examination of the creative decisions involved in mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing, special effects and sound and a consideration of how the structuring concepts of narrative and genre control meaning and spectator response. Film contexts are also explored, examining how social, cultural, political, historical and institutional factors shape meaning. You will analyse different films and engage in research involving Hollywood 1930- 1990, contemporary American independent film, British film and non-English language European film. You will explore global filmmaking perspectives including world cinema, documentary, silent cinema and experimental film.
Where will it take me?
A qualification in Film Studies is highly valued by many universities and employers alike. Film Studies is also an excellent subject to complement many courses, such as Media, English, Psychology, Sociology, Photography and Art and Design.
A Level Film Studies