Creative coursework allows you to develop your own short film projects
A minimum of 5 GCSEs with a grade 4 (grade C) or above in English.
Love film? Then A Level Film Studies is the course for you. You will develop your skills of analysis by studying film as an art form, exploring a wide range of films, from art house movies to blockbusters to Bollywood. You will also have the opportunity to put your ideas and skills into practice by making your own short film.
As well as analysing films, including ‘micro analysis’ of short extracts and broader study, you will examine how they are produced, marketed and exhibited to audiences – with particular focus on the role new media technologies have in the industry. The non-exam assessment work will include researched studies and the creation of your own mini-movie. You may choose to work in storyboard or screenplay as well as using video.
Film Studies combines well with any Arts or Media subjects such as Photography A Level, Art and Design, Creative Media Production or Computing. Film Studies and Media Studies are two distinct subject areas and can be studied alongside each other – Media Studies is broader in that it looks at a variety of other creative industries such as music and television.
Where will my course lead?
This course will provide you with analytical, critical and creative skills that will be useful in just about any subject or career. You may progress to university and study a degree in Film or Media, or use Film Studies as a general entrance qualification relevant to a wide range of art and social science subjects. It can lead to various careers connected to the film industry.