Film Studies

A Level - A Levels

Start Date

4th September 2018

Course Duration

2 years


Full time


Newcastle Sixth Form College

Course Overview

Film Studies is designed to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film, the major art form of the twentieth century.
The course explores a variety of films from different eras including; Classical Hollywood, Hollywood and British film from 1961-1990, Contemporary American Independent Film, Film Movements, Documentary Film, Global Films and Short Films. This allows for critical approaches to studying film in terms of construction, structure, ideologies and auteurism.

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Progression and Career Opportunities

A Level Film Studies will not automatically offer a career in film, TV or journalism. Practical work experience is often the way forward, usually starting as a runner or getting involved with other local film makers, production companies to build a portfolio of work and industry contacts.

Students wishing to pursue a career in film/media industry are encouraged to seek out work experience placements. Past students have gained work experience on ITV crime drama Vera and the 2012 film The Liability, both of which were shot locally.

At university level you have a choice of courses, some with a theory bias and others providing more practical training for working in the media.

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A Level Media Studies

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Film & Media

Allison Crawford

Film & Media

Head of Department, Film and Media

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