We aim to provide a rich cinematic journey that provides Film Studies students at both key stages with fulfilling experiences of a wide variety of film texts throughout the world and throughout the ages. A healthy mix between mainstream blockbuster and small independent film; the film movements of early silent cinema, global cinema and documentary. Each unit allows students to engage with the texts and the film theories chosen as specialist areas of focus such as Spectatorship, Genre and Auteur. There is also a practical element to the courses where students are encouraged to put into practice some of the theoretical understanding they have learned, with the production of screenplay and/or filmed sequences.
Digital Media students enjoy a practical-heavy course where they are encouraged to stretch their creative skills in response to a number of different briefs as diverse as music videos, TV dramas, opening sequences, scripts and Advertising. These practical skills then inform the two exam units giving students the confidence to pursue a career in the media industry.
Our Film & Media curriculum promotes the personal development of students in the fullest sense by supporting the growth of the personal, social and emotional attributes that allow them to flourish academically and become engaged citizens of an ever changing future. In an increasingly media-saturated world our aim is for students to be active audience members across all media with the ability to question what they consume, understand what it is they are presented with and never be passive.
Curriculum Team Leader for Film and Media – Mr Graeme Scarfe
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