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Media Studies BTEC National Level 3 at The Kingsway Academy

Course description

BTEC Media Studies is designed to allow media students to draw on their existing experience of the media and to develop their abilities to respond critically to the media. It enables students to explore a wide variety of forms of print media, including social networking and photography, drawing on the fundamental concepts informing the study of the media: texts, industry and audiences. The course also encourages creative work to enable students to gain a greater appreciation of the media through their own production work and to develop their own production skills.

Course content

Topics covered during course: Pre-production Skills for the Media Industries, Communication Skills for the Media Industries, Writing Copy, Digital Graphics for Print, Research Techniques, Page Layout and Design, Graphic Narrative Production

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A-C including English and Maths. GCSE Media Studies grade C or above.

Assessment

BTEC Certificate: 100% coursework, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: 100% coursework

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Future opportunities

Further / Higher Education pathways: Many universities offer Media Studies degrees, from the vocational to the academic. Linked Careers: The course will open doors to career opportunities in the media that include marketing and sales, photography, web development, film, journalism, law, IT, advertising, TV and public relations.

Further information

The course combines practical production incorporating a vast array of digital technology and software with academic style essay writing and research.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Kingsway Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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