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Media Studies AS/A-Level at Greig City Academy

Course description

The Media course offers an exciting opportunity for students to engage with contemporary media texts, as well as creating their own. It offers valuable experience and knowledge for students considering a career in the media sector, but the analytical skills gained will serve as a useful complement to many other subjects.

This course demands a high level of independent study and wider reading, as well as motivation in completing the practical elements of the course.

 

Course content

Media Studies at A Level aims to familiarise students with Key Media Concepts by applying them to a wide range of media texts. Students will then undertake a more detailed study of two media topics, using these concepts in the analysis of contemporary media texts, and gaining understanding of relevant wider media issues and debates. The production module is a key component of the course at both AS and A2 level, and will give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to a practical production project such as print advertising or making a short film. The A2 modules build on the knowledge and application of key concepts, whilst allowing students to investigate or research an independent area of study.

Entry requirements

Due to the extensive critical analytical skills required, and the need to engage with media theory, it is preferable to have a GCSE in English in order to access the course reading materials.

Future opportunities

Media Studies provides preparation for employment in the business sector or can lead on to further study at University. Careers within the fields of media, marketing, advertising and entertainment as well as IT related jobs .

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Greig City Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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