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
- Programme Researcher
- Broadcast Journalism
- Public Relations
- Market Researcher
- Television / Film Producer
- Multimedia Specialist
- Irish / NI Film Industry
- Online Advertising and media
- Media Analyst