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Media A-level at South Essex College

Course description

This course will give you the knowledge and skills required to go on to higher education and pursue a career in this field.

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Entry requirements

Year one:

  • media language
  • representation
  • media industries
  • audiences

Year two:

  • critical perspectives in media
  • reflective analysis of practical skills and work
  • television
  • film
  • radio
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • advertising and marketing
  • online, social and participatory media
  • video games
  • music video


  • maths at grade four/grade C or above
  • English language at grade four/grade C or above
  • three additional GCSEs at grade C or above

Financial information

  • exams: 80%
  • coursework: 20%

Future opportunities

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Further information

  • higher education at university or college, including our BA (Hons) Television Production & Screen Media degree or BA (Hons) Journalism
  • find employment in the media industry including journalism, audio, TV, film, new media and advertising

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Essex College directly.

Last updated date: 25 January 2017
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