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Media Studies A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Learn to engage critically with the wide range of media you encounter in everyday life.

Why choose Media Studies?

Media Studies is a popular subject at both A level and degree level. The A level Media Studies courses give you a broad experience of many different aspects of the media, plus the opportunity to carry out your own research and produce your own print and video products. It equips you with the skills and knowledge to engage critically with the wide range of media you encounter in everyday life. This course will touch on most of the main media at some point: film (including I, Daniel Blake and Straight Outta Compton), television (including Life on Mars and The Bridge), advertising and a range of new media, such as websites and video games.

You will carry out studies of specific types of texts. A range of concepts and issues will also be covered: how the media represents particular social groups, who owns the media and how this affects the type of media produced. You will learn to use digital video cameras and digital editing equipment to produce your own video work. There will also be opportunities for trips and extra curricular activities.

"I enjoyed the mix of practical lessons which expressed my creative side and theory lessons based on case studies. Considering this is a subject that almost everyone is exposed to, learning how it works is very interesting." Otis Kingsman



Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Media Studies: GCSE grade 6 or B in English Language or Literature.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

For further information, please consult the College prospectus on the

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th January 2018.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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