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Media Studies at Moorlands Sixth Form College

Course description

The AQA media specification is designed to encourage candidates to:

  • enhance their enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in their daily lives
  • develop critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts and throught he creative application of practical skills
  • explore production processes, technologies and other relevant contexts
  • become independent in research skills and their application in practical work and developing views and interpretations

Course content

  • Investigating media
  • Creating media
  • Critical perspectives
  • Research and production

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 higher grades at GCSE including English and maths at a high level

A high grade in GCSE English.  You will also be required to produce a substantial body of work independently outside of the classroom environment, so qualities of self-organistation and motivation are essential.  An enthusiasm for and a serious interest in a variety of media forms is helpful for the study of this course.  Skills in using Adobe Premiere/Photoshop, Dreamweaver or similar web and video/image-editing programs are desirable.

Assessment

Examination and coursework

Future opportunities

This course can lead to opportunities in media-related areas such as film and TV production, journalism – broadcast and print, advertising and marketing, web design, photography, technical theatre, and sound production.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moorlands Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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