Film Studies

Why study Film Studies?

Film studies not only gives students an appreciation of film as an art form in terms of its visual storytelling, but studying film can also enhance their understanding of the world in terms of competing values, attitudes and beliefs. Students will be challenged and excited by the course. Not only will it change the way they watch film, but more importantly it will challenge them to think in new ways and question or change their perspective on a whole host of issues, for example, representation of race or gender. Studying films allows students to understand important issues and developments within history, society and culture, using film as the medium with which to gain a greater insight into these areas.

Film is one of the most relevant subjects today. Employment in the screen industries has grown by over 20% since 2009 and will substantially outpace the economy wide increase of 3% if the skills shortages in this area are fulfilled. Career paths for students of Film may, of course, include practical avenues such as Film-Making, Directing and Editing or more theoretical pathways such as Film Criticism, Journalism, Teaching and Education. A qualification in Film Studies, develops transferable skills, such as: analysis, communication, literacy, creative and critical thinking.

Students of Film Studies are the students of the future, gaining the skills needed to develop successful careers and great academic minds.

More information about Film Studies can be found in the subject film below or in our Sixth Form Prospectus (on our website).