Full Time

Subject Area

Art, Design and Media

Course Length

2 Years




16-18 Year Olds


A Level, AS Level

Course Level


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Who is this course for?

This course is for film enthusiasts interested in developing their understanding of how film, as an art form, creates meaning and how the film industry functions.

It’’s a fantastic starting point for a career in film or other media production, journalism/creative writing, marketing & advertising.

What do you need to apply for the course?

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including a C in English Language or Literature.

What are the key things you'll learn?

This course looks at film as an art form. In the first year you’ll study the creative and production skills needed to develop your own short films, how film constructs meaning and raises social issues as well as the US and UK film industries.

In the second year you’ll develop critical abilities studying issues raised in urban world cinema, investigate the relationship between film producers and the meanings they intend and how audiences respond to emotional and controversial cinema.

How you will learn

This course uses a combination of theoretical and practical study. You will study the theory parts in a classroom environment incorporating a range of learning activities, and practical components will involve research and editing workshops and using specialist software in a computer room.

Where could this course take you?

An A-level in Film Studies can help you move on to higher education courses at university including film studies, journalism, communications, teaching, media production and other related fields.

Past students have gone on to study a range of courses at top universities including Film Studies at King’s College London, Journalism at City University, London, Communication Studies at University of Leeds, Film & Television Studies at University of York, Scriptwriting, Broadcast Journalism, Magazine Journalism and Media Production at University of Sunderland.