A Level Moving Image (Art & Design)

Course Code: Q100016

Key Information

  • Course type

    A Levels

  • Campus:

    Sixth Form Campus

  • Start Date:

    09 Sept 2024

  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:


A Level Moving Image (Art & Design)

For you if you’re interested in the technicalities and creative possibilities of film, animation and moving image.

Projects will include:

  • storyboarding
  • camera techniques and composition
  • editing, cropping and pacing
  • the quality of lighting used in location work
  • the use of sound and its interaction with moving images and text
  • using appropriate industry-standard computer software such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects.

You’ll create your own films and animations, developing technical skills in the use of computers and Adobe creative software. You will also learn to be technically able to use a manual digital SLR, using your own camera and creating short films, from pre-production to final outcome.

As a moving image maker, you’ll be encouraged to share your films, entering competitions for young filmmakers, where highly original and creative work has enjoyed considerable award-winning success. Other opportunities that will get you ready for the world of work have included filming and editing for local events.

There will also be opportunities built into the course for you to meet and work with local artists, visit galleries nationally and immerse yourselves in the creative world.


Did you know?

This course can be combined with additional A Levels or a Sixth Form vocational course.

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English language and an art and design based subject preferred (if taken at GCSE). No previous experience of this subject required.

You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.

All work is assessed and standardised internally, including the end of course practical examination project, before it is finally moderated by a senior examiner representing the examination board. In this way, rigorous, consistent and fair marking is assured for all students.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

You can progress to a degree programme in either film production or animation. Students who have taken this subject have progressed to careers in animation, photography, motion graphics and film making.

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