FILM AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE
Over the two years of the course, you will study a variety of different set texts that encapsulate the world of film, from British independents to big-budget Hollywood cinema, with some short films and world cinema mixed in. Concepts such as representation and director style are learned, as well as analysis of how films are made. You also get to create your own short film either by going out, filming and editing or through writing your own screenplay.
The world of film is constantly changing and innovating, and this course gives you a deeper understanding and the practical skills necessary to engage with the industry.
5 GCSEs at grades 9-5 (A*-B) including English Language and a 4 or above (Grade C) in GCSE Maths. For Film Studies you will need a Grade 4 in English or English Language (excluding English Literature).
It’s suggested that students should get involved in the KGV Film Club. Each week, we air movies on a 236 inch screen in our new 120 seater Performance Theatre. This offers a truly cinematic experience as well as the chance to see various productions and analyse the different techniques involved in the creation of films. You can also get involved in the College radio station. The department regularly welcomes visits from various people in the media industry, and we also arrange trips to local independent cinemas to further broaden knowledge about filmmaking.
We have a creative media suite that aids in the production of coursework and a film studio kitted out with lights, cameras and tripods. Our Mac Suites are equipped with industry-standard media and photo editing software.