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A2 Media Studies at Millbrook Academy

Course description

MS4: MEDIA – TEXT, INDUSTRY AND AUDIENCE
This unit contributes to synoptic assessment. It is designed to develop candidates' understanding of the connections between different elements of the specification and to develop their knowledge and understanding of the relationship between media texts, their audiences and the industries which produce and distribute them. Progression from AS is demonstrated through this emphasis on the relationship between text, audience and industry and the debates surrounding the nature of that relationship. Candidates' understanding of the media will also be more informed by appropriate theoretical perspectives.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grade A*-B

Pass AS Media Studies before A2 is considered

Assessment

A Level:
The advanced level course consists of two elements: MS3 (coursework) and MS4 (examination).
MS3: MEDIA INVESTIGATION AND PRODUCTION
This unit develops the knowledge and skills acquired at AS and as such contributes to synoptic assessment. In particular, it is designed to demonstrate the importance of research in informing media production and to develop the skills acquired in

Future opportunities

Media Studies is an engaging new course designed to give students an opportunity to discuss, consider and analyse a wide range of text types, as well as develop an insight into how media forms are created and produced. It is both enjoyable and often enlightening as students study texts with an evaluative eye, as a piece of art to be decoded, interpreted, understood and cherished. The course is designed to:
 enhance enjoyment and appreciation of the media and its role in our daily lives
 develop critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts and through the creative application of production skills
 explore production processes, technologies and other relevant contexts
 become independent in research skills and their application in their production work and in developing their own views and interpretations.
The course is for students who have strong communication skills, can think critically and are able to develop ideas on a practical level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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