Media Studies AS/A2 Level at Alderbrook School
Media surrounds us! To make sense of the world today is to be proficient in deciphering the symbolism and coding of what we read, watch, listen to and interact with. To study media is to understand and develop communication skills and techniques in a range of media contexts: print, audio-visual and interactive.
To function effectively in the 21st century is to have a developed, informed, critical and creative sense of the way media can be used to shape perceptions, attitudes and behaviour.
Students will hone communication skills for a range of audiences through a variety of media forms – film, TV, advertising, radio and the internet. Research techniques and creative production skills, combined with working in groups and as individuals, will develop transferable skills for the future.
Minimum grade B in GCSE Media Studies or an equivalent qualification, ie, ICT, Business, English.
University degrees and apprenticeships that require or often prefer Media Studies include:
Media studies, media and communication studies, journalism and broadcasting.
Directly related: Programme research film/video/broadcasting, public relations and production.
Further afield: Advertising/ marketing, journalism, information officer, civil service and broadcasting.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alderbrook School directly.