Film Studies At Reigate College

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An Introduction to Film Studies at Reigate College.

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Film Studies At Reigate College

  1. 1. film• studies reigate• college
  2. 2. <ul><li>How to look at films from different perspectives: </li></ul><ul><li>As an ART FORM involving creative choices and techniques, like editing, mise-en-scene, framing and camera movement. </li></ul><ul><li>As a COMMERCIAL PRODUCT , made by an industry and designed to make a profit. </li></ul><ul><li>As an important indicator of SOCIAL VALUES AND ATTITUDES. </li></ul>reigate• college film• studies what will i study?
  3. 3. <ul><li>A wide range will be studied, not just Hollywood blockbusters - to develop your skills of observation , textual analysis , research and discussion. </li></ul>reigate• college film• studies what films will i study?
  4. 4. <ul><li>FM1 – Exploring Film Form </li></ul><ul><li>For this unit you will analyse films in terms of their form and meaning . You will write a 1500 word essay on a 5 minute film sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>You will also have the opportunity to create a short film sequence of between one and two minutes in length. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment : Coursework Portfolio (40%) </li></ul>reigate• college film• studies structure of the course (as)
  5. 5. <ul><li>FM2 – British and American Cinema </li></ul><ul><li>For this unit you will analyse the film industry ; and film consumption in American and British Contexts. </li></ul><ul><li>You will also look at issues of representation in British Cinema. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally you will study the Western genre , comparing films from different eras. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment : Written Exam 2 ½ hours </li></ul><ul><li>(60%) </li></ul>reigate• college film• studies structure of the course (as)
  6. 6. <ul><li>FM3 – Film Research and Creative Products </li></ul><ul><li>For this unit you will have the opportunity to undertake your own research project based upon an aspect of film that interests you. </li></ul><ul><li>You will also have the opportunity to create your own complete short film. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment : Coursework Portfolio (50%) </li></ul>reigate• college film• studies structure of the course (a2)
  7. 7. <ul><li>FM4 – Varieties of Film Experience: Issues and Debates </li></ul><ul><li>For this unit you will study films from different contexts offering new viewing experiences. Topics studied will include: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>World Cinema </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documentary </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Single Film Close Study </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment : Written Exam 2 ¾ hours </li></ul><ul><li>(50%) </li></ul>reigate• college film• studies structure of the course (a2)
  8. 8. <ul><li>Students will not be expected to have studied Film before. </li></ul><ul><li>However, because the subject is essay-based, a C grade in GCSE English Language is essential. </li></ul>reigate• college film• studies entry requirements

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