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Media Studies A-Level at St Mark's West Essex Catholic School

Course description

Our media is ever evolving and, in the 21st Century, dominates our lives as never before. Books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, radio, television, computer games, the Internet, films, videos, DVDs, mobiles and CDs are, to a lesser or greater degree, central to our lives and provide an ever-expanding quantity of entertainment and information. To keep up with the constant stream of media available for consumption, it is necessary for citizens of the 21st Century to develop a degree of media literacy.

The Media Studies course offers you the opportunity to look at the role the media plays in your lives on a daily basis, by acquiring a sound foundation in the main conceptual approaches and debates of Media Studies. You will undertake production work as an important component of the course. You will put theory into practice, by demonstrating knowledge and understanding of technical skills in your own media production which will see you engaging in creative, imaginative and aesthetic activity. All production work is fully integrated into the teaching of Media Studies and should not be seen as an isolated aspect of the course.

This course provides the opportunity for students to read for a degree in Media Studies or a related subject such as Film Studies, Journalism or Performing Arts.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Grade C

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mark's West Essex Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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