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A Level: Media / Film / TV Studies at The City of Leicester College

Course description

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Course content

Media Studies is designed to allow 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 media, including digital media technologies, 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

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement will be four grade C’s or above at GCSE, including English and English Literature

 

                          

Assessment

AS Level

Unit 1: Investigating the Media (written examination) 24% of qualification 

Unit 2: Creating a Media Production (non-exam assessment) 16% of qualification

 

A2 Level (the above plus a further 2 units)

Unit 3: Media in the Global Age (written examination) 36% of qualification

Unit 4: Creating a Cross-Media Production (non-exam assessment) 24% of qualification

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as English, to prepare for higher education in Media-related courses, related courses in the Arts or Humanities, or more general higher education courses. With Further training, you could go into a job related to media such as a Journalist, News Reporter, TV Producer, Public Relations Officer The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the media and Communication sectors. You could take this course with other advanced level courses such as English, to prepare for higher education in Media-related courses, related courses in the Arts or Humanities, or more general higher education courses. With Further training, you could go into a job related to media such as a Journalist, News Reporter, TV Producer, Public Relations Officer The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the media and Communication sectors.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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