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Media Studies - AS Level at Chichester College

Course description

Media studies considers the vast range of media platforms available today. The subject is analytically based and you will learn how to 'read' media texts for possible meanings.

Course content

You will study a wide range of media through textual analysis of media texts from a range of diverse platforms. This will include the study of visual and technical codes, narrative, genre, language and mode of address. You will consider how different groups of people, events and issues are represented in the media and how audiences are targeted, receive, interact and respond to the media. 

Presentations will accompany most lessons and will be available afterwards on the college intranet for revision purposes. There will be some full screenings (although we are not a Film Appreciation Society so don't expect this most lessons). Individual and group creative activities, written assignments/timed questions to improve written communication skills and lots of interactive discussion (crucial to understand the viewpoints of others). Computer tuition in Photoshop and creative design. 

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C including English language. You need to have an active mind to explore different interpretations and, most importantly, a high level of English and to enjoy writing.


Formative assessment will be through a variety of methods, including timed questions, an essay based exam and related pieces of coursework. 

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

Media studies offers many transferable skills such as confidence
in communicating, creative thoughts and ideas and understanding of
others, crucial to many careers. It can also lead to careers in film, TV,
advertising, journalism, marketing and PR.

Further information

Lessons are held in a computer suite for practical coursework and our own
base room with screening facilities for theory lessons.
We try every year to offer students at least one trip. We plan on going to
the BBC and the Harry Potter studios.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 March 2016
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