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Media Studies AS at Bushey Meads School

Course description

To achieve the AS award you need to complete 2 units.
Unit 1: Investigating Media: 50% of AS. Two hour written exam.
This unit explores the theory of media production across the three media platforms,
exploring the concepts of Media Language, Ideology, Audience, Genre, Narrative,
Representation & Institution by close analysis of a variety of media texts.
Unit 2 : Creating Media: 50% of As. Practical Production Coursework.
This unit allows students to apply the theoretical concepts learned in unit one to the
practical production of media products by responding to externally set design briefs
which require the production of two linked products e.g. a film trailer plus contrast-
ing magazine articles/ reviews.

Entry requirements

You will need at least a C in English Language, preferably a B or above. It would be desirable if you have a love of Film and T.V. and an interest in developing creative practical skills. It is not a requirement that you can draw, but some creative ideas and aesthetic interest will be an advantage, combined with sound writing ability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bushey Meads School directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years