How do I #DiscoverTheDifference with Film Studies?
Film is modern storytelling, and in a world where film transcends boundaries, borders and conflicts, it is the medium of our time. Through film we learn about diversity and culture, society and the world around us. We learn about humanity and the spaces in between. Completing the Film Studies course will fuel a passion for film and encourage broader cultural and historical perspectives. This course encourages learners to watch, critically engage and explore a wide range of films, whilst also developing their own skills as a filmmaker or writer.
What will I study?
• Feature length films, including Hollywood, British and World cinema.
• The language of film making.
• Significant film movements such as silent cinema and experimental film.
• The significance of film and film practice in national, global and historical contexts.
• The practicalities of filmmaking or screenwriting through the production of coursework.
What makes Film Studies at #H6 different?
• You visit the BFI London Film Festival, The Southbank Centre, British Film Institute, Cinemas and Universities linked to the course.
• You go on a tour at the Warner Brothers Studio, London.
• You gain industry links, which can lead to work experience.
• You get to meet keynote speakers and organisations.
• You attend film related conferences
How will I be assessed?
• Two exams at the end of the two-year course (70% each)
• Coursework (30%)
Five or more GCSE grades 9-5, including a minimum grade 5 in Maths and a minimum grade 6 in English and a Humanities or Social Science subject.
Film studies provides you with a combination of technical and theoretical and skills that are transferable to a wide range of careers in the creative industries, such as a location scout/manager, broadcast presenter, camera/television operative, programme researcher or television/film/video producer, to name a few.