Sixth-Form Subject Choices 2017

34 SIXTH FORM SUBJECT CHOICES 2017 Subject Title: Moving Image Arts (CCEA)

Location: Sperrin Integrated College

Head of Department: Mrs B Boorman Availability: This subject is available at AS and A2 Level Content of Course

This new qualification offers students the opportunity to work with innovative software including Final Cut Express, Flash, iMovie, iStopMotion, and specialist technology within our specially designed iMac Suite. Moving Image Arts is the first step in preparing students for a career in the creative industries. Students will create their own films or animations influenced by film theory and research. The aims of the course are to develop the following: • Intellectual, imaginative, creative and intuitive powers. • Investigative, analytical, experimental, practical, technical and expressive skills, aesthetic understanding and critical judgement. • Understanding of the inter-relationships between the Moving Image and other art forms, disciplines and practices. • Knowledge and understanding of the place of the Moving Image in contemporary society and an awareness of the context in which moving image production and reception takes place. Assessment Arrangements AS 1: Creative Production (70% of AS / 35% of A Level) includes the following: • A written statement of intentions (800 – 1200 words). • Written and illustrated pre-production materials AS 2: Critical Response (30% of AS / 15% of A Level) 1 hour 30 minutes Compulsory external online examination with previously unseen moving image clips. A2 1: Creative Production and Research (35% of A2) includes the following: • An illustrated essay (1500 to 2000 words). • Written and illustrated pre-production materials • One Visual Style Production Exercise (Film) approximately 1 minute in length. • One Technique Based Production Exercise (Film) approximately 1 minute in length. • One finished Product (Film) approximately 5 – 7 minutes in length. • A written Evaluation (800 – 1200 words). A2 2: Critical Response and Specialisation (15% of A2) 2 hours 15 minutes Compulsory external online examination with unseen moving image clips and optional art form specialisation with pre-set moving image clips. Subject Specific Entry Requirements This course would be best suited to students who demonstrate a high level of creative ability. It would be desirable that students have completed one or more of the following GCSE or equivalent courses in a creative and expressive subject eg Art and Design, Drama, Music and English Literature. ICT competency and an interest in Film Studies would also be beneficial. • One Production Exercise (Film) approximately 1 minute in length. • One finished Product (Film) approximately 5 minutes in length. • Written evaluation (800 – 1200 words) •

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