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Media Studies - A Level at Northallerton College

Course description

The creative industries are an important area of growth. The course offers the opportunity to study a variety of media texts from print works such as movie & theatre posters and comics to film, TV, adverts and social media. The units covered focus on genre, how narrative is constructed and how characters are represented; you will explore the impact and appeal of products on audiences and how media products are regulated and distributed in industry.


Each topic is delivered using a similar framework; research and analysis of existing texts, which is then used to generate ideas for practical work Practical tasks are used to further demonstrate students understanding of conventions and how meaning is created within media products.

Future opportunities

The course is an ideal foundation for students interested in media products, production processes and technologies. Students typically progress to university with past students applying for courses in TV and Film production, Joumalism, marketing, graphics and illustration.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northallerton College directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September