Approx Cost:
$20.00 to cover use of media equipment.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Requirements:

Students need to have achieved at least 1 internal and 1 external standard in a Level 2 Social Science or English course. FPR301 students cannot enter into Radio Production RPR301 due to a clash of achievement standards.

While priority is given to students who fit the above assessment criteria, other students will be considered if they have a proven background/experience in film-making.

Course Outline:

In general, this course gives practical and theoretical understanding of film-making. Students are encouraged to watch films and identify the decisions made by professional directors, so that they can then apply this knowledge to their own film-making.

Media Studies Achievement Standards are offered, with students able to achieve a maximum of 20 credits from this course in four internal assessments and one external assessment.

The course will require students to:

  • Plan, film and edit one short film or documentary.
  • Demonstrate their competency in the use of the camera, editing software, lighting and sound by completing a range of smaller film projects.
  • Carefully study a range of films and be able to explain/analyse their meaning.
  • Be able to explain the relationship between film and society through the study of a film genre.
  • Be able to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Be able to demonstrate good time-management skills.

This course is intended for students who have a genuine interest in studying and producing film. Other courses that provide learning which can assist FPR301 are Drama, English and Social Sciences.

Where Does It Lead:

Directly to tertiary study in film and/or broadcasting.

For further information see:
Mr S Gilpin.