Film Studies Sixth Form Open EveningLangley Park School for Girls
The Importance of Film Studies• It is an in-depth study of one medium and  understanding the historical, economic and  soc...
What do we do in Film Studies?  What do we do not do in Film Studies?• We do a close study of a number of  diverse films• ...
What do we do in Film Studies?   What do we do not do in Film Studies?• We are interested in concept of ‘film stars’  and ...
What do we do in Film Studies?   What do we do not do in Film Studies?• We do make 1 film production to show our  learning...
How is the course designed?•   AS Year:•   FM1: Exploring Film Form (20%- Coursework)    One analysis of how the micro asp...
How is the course designed?• A2 Year:•   FM3: Film Research and Creative Projects (25%- Coursework)    A small-scale resea...
Why do Film Studies at LPGS?• It is an academic subject- the  understanding and appreciation of an art  form provides skil...
Why do Film Studies at LPGS?• Results:- AS Level 100 % A-C in 2012- A2 Level 100% A-C in 2012
Film Studies not Media Studies?• Media Studies is more practical. You will  not study/watch a single full film in Media  S...
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Film Studies Open Evening

  1. 1. Film Studies Sixth Form Open EveningLangley Park School for Girls
  2. 2. The Importance of Film Studies• It is an in-depth study of one medium and understanding the historical, economic and social contexts that surround it• The ability to appreciate films as more than just entertainment• Units specifically devised to improve research skills and practical film-making skills
  3. 3. What do we do in Film Studies? What do we do not do in Film Studies?• We do a close study of a number of diverse films• We do not watch the latest blockbuster films on a regular basis
  4. 4. What do we do in Film Studies? What do we do not do in Film Studies?• We are interested in concept of ‘film stars’ and how they are used to sell a film• We do not discuss the latest OK! magazine gossip involving Brangelina
  5. 5. What do we do in Film Studies? What do we do not do in Film Studies?• We do make 1 film production to show our learning of different film concepts practically• We do not spend more than 8 weeks on this practical production. Instead, more of the course is dedicated to film analysis
  6. 6. How is the course designed?• AS Year:• FM1: Exploring Film Form (20%- Coursework) One analysis of how the micro aspects of a chosen extract from a film of candidates choice produce meanings and responses (1500 words) + One creative project (storyboard or screenplay) based on a film sequence or short film• FM2: British and American Film (30%- Exam) Three questions, one from each section: Section A: Response to stimulus material set by based on producers and audiences of film Section B: Topics in British Film Section C: US Film - Comparative study of two films
  7. 7. How is the course designed?• A2 Year:• FM3: Film Research and Creative Projects (25%- Coursework) A small-scale research project (essay) and a creative project• FM4: Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates (25%- Exam) Three questions, one from each section: Section A: World Cinema topics Section B: Spectatorship topics Section C: Single Film - Critical Study
  8. 8. Why do Film Studies at LPGS?• It is an academic subject- the understanding and appreciation of an art form provides skills well beyond film• Small classes• Specialised teaching• Students enjoy it- films chosen that both reflect and challenge their tastes
  9. 9. Why do Film Studies at LPGS?• Results:- AS Level 100 % A-C in 2012- A2 Level 100% A-C in 2012
  10. 10. Film Studies not Media Studies?• Media Studies is more practical. You will not study/watch a single full film in Media Studies throughout the 2 years• Film Studies better for independent learners• Film Studies is more about textual analysis
  11. 11. Questions ?
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