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AS and A Level: Media Studies at Loughborough College

Course description

A Level Media Studies is designed to enhance your enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of the media and its role in your daily life. The course introduces you both to media ideas and the practice of production, which gives you the chance to develop a real understanding of media platforms, the contemporary media landscape, and the influential role of the media in today's society.

Course content

Year 1 modules include:

  • Investigating Media - assessed via an external exam
  • Creating Media - assessed via coursework

Year 2 modules include:

  • Critical Perspectives - assessed via an external exam
  • Media Research and Production - assessed via coursework

Coursework offers you the opportunity to study a media topic and produce a linked production piece in response.

The course is a mixture of media theory and practical skills. You will learn how to analyse media texts in terms of genre and narrative, looking at the issues of representation, ideology, audiences, and institutions.

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English Language at 5
  • All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language and Maths.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, visit us at an Open Day, email info@loucoll.ac.uk or call 01509 618375.

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: 10 October 2017
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    • Contact telephone number:
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    • Email address:
    • info@loucoll.ac.uk

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