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Film studies overview

  1. 1. Film Studies <br />An extra AS<br />
  2. 2. What is Film Studies about?<br />This course aims to extend students’ understanding of all aspects of Film.<br />Whether you are interested in Hollywood blockbusters or World Cinema, this course will offer new cinematic experiences.<br />
  3. 3. What will you study?<br />At AS level, you will be introduced to the key ideas and terminology of Film Studies, through your coursework, which will comprise a written analysis of a sequence from a film of your choice, along with a creative project which involves making an extract of a film in a small group, accompanied by a piece of analysis of the work written up on a blog. <br />
  4. 4. Exam<br />The exam in January involves three elements:<br />a study of the film industry and its audience, particularly through the analysis of source material such as posters and websites,<br />a study of how crime is represented in contemporary British films<br />a comparison of two American films from different historical periods<br />
  5. 5. How will you study this subject?<br />There will be screenings and analysis of different types of films. <br />You will use the internet for research, do some practical film-making, small group and whole class discussions, note-taking and essay writing. <br />In your own time, you will be expected to broaden your cinema viewing experience by watching films you may not have considered before, read film magazines and research into specific unit related areas<br />
  6. 6. Assessment<br />The coursework at AS is worth 40% of your overall grade and the exam 60%. <br />
  7. 7. What is the difference between Film & Media Studies?<br />The main difference is that Film focuses on analysis of film texts and the cinema industry, rather than a broad range of media.<br />

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