Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

Films are a popular art form and an international industry. A Level Film Studies uses a combination of analysis, research, theory and creative work to study examples from British, American and World Cinema, examining their production, form and reception, and relating these to cultural, social and political contexts. It would be of interest to anyone who enjoys watching and discussing films and is keen to learn more.

What does the course involve?

Units include:

  • Exploring film form
  • Producers and audiences
  • British and American films
  • Individual research
  • Scriptwriting and film-making
  • Film experience, issues and debates

What makes this course special?

  • Excellent facilities at professional standard
  • Full Creative Suite on Apple Mac computers
  • TV Studio, photographic studio, professional equipment
  • Bookable professional equipment and open access edit suites
  • Live projects and screenings of work
  • Diverse curriculum linked to Media Academy
  • Excellent progression routes
  • Residentials and opportunities to work with students in other countries

Placements/Work Placements

You have access to Media Academy where you can work on live briefs and with real clients. Many students have taken on additional work experience with the likes of Sky, ITV and the BBC.

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five GCSEs A* to C or 9 to 5 is recommended for A Level study, including Maths and English. 

You should enjoy watching and discussing films.

There are no entry requirements for adult students.

How long is the course?

Two years

Are there any additional costs for the course?

There may be trips that incure additional costs. Previous students have visited New York on a residential.

What are the progression options?

You will be able to pursue Higher Education opportunities in media across a range of specialisms at top-flight universities or remain in the region to study the FdA Media Production at University Centre Somerset.

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