Media Studies A levels at Lowestoft Sixth Form College
The world of the media is the world we work and dream in. Wherever we turn, we are surrounded by all types of media and this subject questions what meaning these everyday experiences communicate to us. Media Studies focuses on how the media - television, film, advertising, radio, magazines, the internet, music and the newspapers - affects the way we view the world.
The media is the most powerful industry in the world and this course is both challenging and thought provoking. If you enjoy subjects that have both a theoretical and a practical side and involve high levels of creativity and analysis, you will enjoy Media Studies.
You will study a range of topics relating to different types of Media. In AS Media Studies you will learn to understand film, television, print images, advertising and documentaries, how films and TV programmes are structured, how audiences are targeted and the way that different groups are represented in the media.
In the second year, you will develop your understanding of certain critical perspectives relating to the media, with an emphasis on how the media is an increasingly powerful force in the world. In both years, you will spend time planning and making your own media product.
You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for AS/A2 courses.
You can go on to university to study for a degree in media, cultural studies, film and TV, advertising or a wide range of degree programmes related to Media Studies. Your career choices will also include a wide range of ‘people, design and creative’ industry opportunities; some of which are still developing or as yet not available, as they could be started by you!
You will be working with first class facilities, technology and equipment, including a specialist editing/recording suite. In addition, there will be lots of opportunities for trips/visits to media centres. There will also be many enrichment activities, run for and by students themselves.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.