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AS - Media Studies at Chase Terrace Technology College

Course description

What are 'the media'? The Internet, television, radio, film, newspapers. . . Why is it important to study the media? We see most of our world through the media. And the media's representation of the world is not reality. Everything we watch, read or listen to is made by somebody, for somebody and for specific reasons. If we do not understand how the media work, we are at their mercy. What will you study? Theory: how the media sway and affect audiences to achieve their varied purposes. Practice: you will plan and make some media products; for example, a video or newspaper. In Practice. There are two units in the AS course. They are each worth 50% of the marks for the qualification. The A2 course will build on the practical skills and knowledge of theory that make up the AS course. Again, there will be a practical project and a study of theory, probably based on British film. If you choose Media Studies, you can look forward to working hard on a well-organised course which will give you the opportunity to achieve excellence.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as English or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Media Studies, which could lead onto higher education to study Media, related courses within the Arts an Humanities, or more general higher education courses. With Further training, you could go into a job related to media such as a Journalist, News Reporter, TV Producer, Public Relations Officer You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the media and Communication sectors.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chase Terrace Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 07 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year