Media Studies AS Level at Derby College
The Media Studies programme is very much like studying a social science and involves analysing media products such as magazines, films and television programmes. You will also develop practical skills, enabling you to construct media products on your own or within a group.
For the examined unit, Investigating Media, you will analyse a piece of media in the exam, as well as answering general questions on the media. For the coursework unit, Creating Media, you will produce two interlinked media products.
You need to have five GCSEs at grade A*-C, including English Language (minimum grade B) and Maths. You should also have good analytical and reading skills.
At AS Level, you will complete one examined unit and one coursework unit. Each is worth 50% of the overall AS grade.
Whilst all equipment required for the course is available for loan from the College, you will be required to provide your own stationery and SD card.
To progress to A2 Level, you must achieve a minimum of grade D or above on the AS Level. With the right grades and combination of A-levels, you can go on to study university degrees in a range of media subjects such as film, television and journalism or you can pursue a media-related career.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.