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Media Studies AS Level at Derby College

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Assessment

At AS Level, you will complete one examined unit and one coursework unit. Each is worth 50% of the overall AS grade.

Financial information

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 27 January 2016

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