Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 years Level 3 Part-Time - Day Hartlepool Sixth Form A-Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

Film studies is a modern academic course designed to deepen your understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of films. Joker, Get Out, Little Women, Memento, Alien and La La Land are just some of the new specification films available to study on this popular course.

You will explore British, American and world cinema releases, both independent and mainstream, as well as documentary films, becoming extremely visually literate as you learn to analyse films in terms of their technical construction and storytelling methods.

You will learn to deconstruct film sequences, discovering the subtle strategies filmmakers use to create meaning and emotional response for audiences. You will have the opportunity to become skilled filmmakers, shooting and editing your own productions, or develop the craft of writing screenplays, creating characters and worlds scene by scene.

You will need GCSE English at grade 4, in addition to the general entry criteria.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

What’s next?

Studying film enhances skills in analysis, communication, and practical production, resulting in a range of transferable skills valued by universities and employers alike. It is a highly respected academic subject that provides a very strong foundation for degree level study and employers also appreciate the breadth of analytical, research, communication, organisational, technical and creative skills the subject gives you.

The subject has led to students continuing their education at university and following careers in journalism, screenwriting, film production, the television industry, advertising, photography, games design, web content production and teaching.

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A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

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College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

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Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

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(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

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