Media Studies A Level at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College
UNITS Investigating Media Creating Media Critical Perspectives Research & Production
Studying on this course will allow you to draw on various theoretical approaches when analysing a range of media forms (e.g. website, film, TV, newspapers, magazines, games, advertisements etc.) in order to create your own media products, learn about developments in the media production industries and consider the ways in which media can affect our lives, and perceptions of the world around us. This course combines well with English Literature and Language, Photography, Government and Politics, Sociology and History.
Five GCSEs, grade C or above, including English Language and Maths. All applicants will be interviewed.
Written assignments Practical assessments Exams
The AS-Level is 50% exam and 50% practical assessment. A minimum of a D grade is needed at AS Level to progress onto year 2 of the course. The A-Level is 50% exam and 50% practical assessment. Each year makes up 50% of your final grade. Assessment is an integral part of the overall learning process and our student centred approach aims to promote initiative and creativity, critical thinking, evaluation, decision making, personal reflection and effective communication skills. Each subject has a number of assessments throughout the year and can include the following: external exams, independent research, presentations, essays, coursework, and in-class tests.
Where will this course take you? Our students successfully apply for degrees in Media, Photography and other Creative Arts which can lead to employment in roles such as a Web Designer, Film or Video Editor, Fine Artist, Medical Illustrator, Press Photographer, Television Camera Operator, Advertising & Marketing, Journalism and Television Producer.
You will learn in dedicated media studios and computer workshops, working on both theoretical and practical tasks. Coursework for AS and A2 Media requires learners to produce their own media products (web-based, print-based and/or video-based) using industry standard resources and software packages, and to link your own products to the various theoretical concepts studied on the course. There are three AS or A2 classroom sessions per week and they fit in with your overall programme of study, usually across five days at college.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.