Film Studies Open Evening Presentation

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Film Studies Open Evening Presentation

  1. 1. Film Studies Sixth Form Open Evening Langley Park School for Girls
  2. 2. The Importance of Film Studies <ul><li>It is an in-depth study of one medium and understanding the historical, economic and social contexts that surround it </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to appreciate films as more than just entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Units specifically devised to improve research skills and practical film-making skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do we do in Film Studies? What do we do not do in Film Studies? <ul><li>We do a close study of a number of diverse films </li></ul><ul><li>We do not watch the latest blockbuster films on a regular basis </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do we do in Film Studies? What do we do not do in Film Studies? <ul><li>We are interested in concept of ‘film stars’ and how they are used to sell a film </li></ul><ul><li>We do not discuss the latest OK! magazine gossip involving Brangelina </li></ul>
  5. 5. What do we do in Film Studies? What do we do not do in Film Studies? <ul><li>We do make 1 film production to show our learning of different film concepts practically </li></ul><ul><li>We do not spend more than 8 weeks on this practical production. Instead, more of the course is dedicated to film analysis </li></ul>
  6. 6. How is the course designed? <ul><li>AS Year: </li></ul><ul><li>FM1: Exploring Film Form (20%- Coursework) </li></ul><ul><li>One analysis of how the micro aspects of a chosen extract from a film of candidate's choice produce meanings and responses (1500 words) </li></ul><ul><li>+ One creative project (storyboard or screenplay) based on a film sequence or short film </li></ul><ul><li>FM2: British and American Film (30%- Exam) </li></ul><ul><li>Three questions, one from each section: </li></ul><ul><li>Section A: Response to stimulus material set by based on producers and audiences of film </li></ul><ul><li>Section B: Topics in British Film </li></ul><ul><li>Section C: US Film - Comparative study of two films </li></ul>
  7. 7. How is the course designed? <ul><li>A2 Year: </li></ul><ul><li>FM3: Film Research and Creative Projects (25%- Coursework) </li></ul><ul><li>A small-scale research project (essay) and a creative project </li></ul><ul><li>FM4: Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates (25%- Exam) </li></ul><ul><li>Three questions, one from each section: </li></ul><ul><li>Section A: World Cinema topics </li></ul><ul><li>Section B: Spectatorship topics </li></ul><ul><li>Section C: Single Film - Critical Study </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why do Film Studies at LPGS? <ul><li>It is an academic subject- the understanding and appreciation of an art form provides skills well beyond film </li></ul><ul><li>Small classes </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Students enjoy it- films chosen that both reflect and challenge their tastes </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why do Film Studies at LPGS? <ul><li>Results: </li></ul><ul><li>AS Level 82 % A-C in 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>A2 Level 100% A-C in 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>2009: 100% A-C at both AS and A2 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Film Studies not Media Studies? <ul><li>Media Studies is more practical. You will not study/watch a single full film in Media Studies throughout the 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>Film Studies better for independent learners </li></ul><ul><li>Film Studies is more about textual analysis </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions <ul><li>? </li></ul>

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