Content of Course

GCE Moving Image Arts is made up of two levels: AS and A2. The AS can be taken as a ‘stand-alone’ qualification without progression to A2. However, to obtain the A Level qualification, students must complete both the AS and A2 levels. The specification has a unitised structure were students study two units at each level.

 

AS 1: Moving Image Arts Creative Production: Foundation Portfolio

AS 2: Moving Image Arts Critical Response

A2 1: Moving Image Arts Creative Production and Research: Advanced Portfolio

A2 2: Moving Image Arts Critical Response and Specialisation

Moving Image Arts students will have the opportunity to make movies in our new professionally equipped iMac Suite with industry standard software including Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Flash Professional CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Assessment Arrangements:

AS 1:    MIA Creative Production: Foundation Portfolio (70% of AS / 35% of A Level)

            Foundation Portfolio (compulsory coursework) includes the following:

A written statement of intentions (800 – 1200 words).

Written and illustrated pre-production materials to include:  production notes, a screenplay and storyboard or illustrated shooting script, evidence of management, organisation and planning of time and resources.

One Production Exercise (Film) approximately 1 minute in length.

One finished Product (Film) approximately 5 minutes in length.

Written evaluation (800 – 1200 words)

        

AS 2:    MIA Critical Response (30% of AS / 15% of A Level)

            Critical Response includes the following:

 

A 1 hour 30 minute compulsory external online examination with previously unseen moving image clips.

        

A2 1:     MIA Creative Production and Research: Advanced Portfolio (35% of A2)

            Advanced Portfolio (compulsory coursework) includes the following:

 

An illustrated essay (1500 to 2000 words).

Written and illustrated pre-production materials to include:  production notes, a screenplay and storyboard or illustrated shooting script.

Evidence of management, organisation and planning of time and resources.

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:    MIA Critical Response and Specialisation(15% of A2)

            Critical Response and Specialisation includes the following:

A 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:

Students should be interested in learning about the practical and theoretical processes of film making and enjoy experimenting with various types of media. It is essential that students are imaginative, inquisitive, willing to learn and capable of working independently on a unit of work to completion. It would be desirable that students have at least a B grade in Art, Drama, English Literature, ICT or Music.

Other Information:

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.