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Media Studies at Aston Academy

Course description

The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. They shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of view they offer. The media have real relevance and importance in our lives today, providing us with ways to communicate, with forms of cultural expression and the ability to participate in key aspects of society. The study of a range of rich and stimulating media products is central to the specification. Learners will draw on their existing awareness of the media, but you will also extend your experience and engagement through the study of products with which you may be less familiar. In addition, you will consider the global nature of the media today and the impact of this on media products and processes.

Course content

Over the course of the two years you will study, research and create examples of media including print, film and digital. You will create an individual media production in one form, applying your knowledge and understanding of media language, representation, industry and audiences in response to a choice of briefs. You will also learn about meanings and representations in the media, television in the global age, mainstream and alternative media, and media in the online age.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.

Future opportunities

Media Studies A Level demonstrates that you are a critical thinker, can use evidence, and have experience of looking at organisations in the modern world. This means that Media Studies would complement arts, sciences or humanities A Levels, and can lead to a wide variety of University courses, apprenticeships or jobs.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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