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Media Studies A Level at Samuel Ward Academy

Course description

AS MEDIA STUDIES
Unit 1: Textual analysis: How people, places and events are represented through TV drama. How to read a film.

Unit 2: Foundation production: Creating the opening sequence of a Horror Film, maximum length 3 minutes.

Unit 3: Audiences and Institutions. A study of how technology has changed the music industry.

A2 MEDIA STUDIES
Unit 1: Advanced production: Making a music promo and CD or DVD cover and a full page magazine advert.

Unit 2: Critical perspectives in the media, covering ‘Media and Collective Identity’ in British Magazines and film.

Assessment

AS: FOUNDATION PRODUCTION (60% OF AS COURSE)

AS: TEXTUAL ANALYSIS EXAM AND AUDIENCES AND INSTITUTIONS EXAM (2 HOURS) (40% OF AS COURSE) A TWO HOUR EXAM ON TV DRAMA AND THE GLOBAL MUSIC INDUSTRY.

A2: ADVANCED PRODUCTION (60% OF A2 COURSE)

A2: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES EXAM (40% OF A2 COURSE) A TWO HOUR EXAM WRITING ABOUT COURSEWORK AND A PREPARED FOCUS TOPIC.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Samuel Ward Academy directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2017
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