A Level Moving Image Arts

  • Moving Image Arts is a good choice for anyone interested in the media and its role in culture and society
  • A good start for anyone aspiring to work in the creative industries.
  • An A Level in Moving Image Arts can enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in our daily lives.

A Level Moving Image Arts

The Moving Image Arts qualification is designed to help students develop their creative and critical abilities through hands-on learning in the craft of moving image arts.

The moving image is a key driver of the creative industries. The rapid growth of digital media technologies has made the creative industries
increasingly accessible and attractive to young people.

Through the study of Moving Image Arts you will:

  • Critically analyse and evaluate moving image produces and texts, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of film language, forms,
    conventions, purposes, meanings and context.
  • Show understanding of the film-making techniques and working methods used by historical and contemporary film-makers /
    animators in relation to their goals
  • Develop and apply ideas through investigation and experimentation with film-making
    techniques and processes

Course Units at AS

Unit 1 - Creative production: Foundation Portfolio

This coursework unit enables pupils to explore Film Language, Film Planning and Film Production (70% of AS)

Unit 2 - Critical Response

Pupils will critically analyse three unseen moving image clips chosen from two compulsory moving image art forms: Film and Animation (30% of AS)

Course Units at A2

Unit 3 - Creative Production: Advanced Portfolio

This coursework unit further enables pupils to explore Film Language, Film Planning and Film Production (70% of A2)

Unit 4 - Critical Response and Specialisation

Pupils will further critically analyse three new unseen moving image clips chosen from two compulsory moving image art forms: Film and Animation (30% of A2)

For the coursework units students must create an original and complete film or animation. Whilst you are free to choose an initial idea or theme as a starting point for your work, you must work formally and stylistically within the conventions of the chosen image art form. Coursework also includes written supporting material produced by you that goes
towards your complete portfolio.

 

 

A Level Moving Image Arts Entry Requirements

This qualification requires pupils to have:

7 GCSE A*-C - A good grade in GCSE English/English Literature. A GCSE in Media Studies would be helpful but is not essential.

This course could lead to careers in:

  • TV Production
  • Video Editing
  • Print Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Programme Researcher
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Market Researcher
  • Television / Film Producer
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Irish / NI Film Industry
  • Online Advertising and media
  • Media Analyst

Contact Us

If you do not already go to St. Louis and you are thinking about joining us in sixth form then please fill in the form below to receive an electronic version of the prospectus or to arrange an interview with the Senior Management Team.