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Media Studies AS / A2 at Budmouth College

Course description

This course is for anyone who has an interest in the media industry and its social, cultural and ideological effects on, and contribution to, society.

Course content


Media Studies engages students in the in-depth study of media products in relation to four theoretical frameworks across all media platforms. In addition to the broad coverage of all nine media forms, students will engage in the in-depth study of at least one audio-visual, one print and one online form.

A Level

In addition to the broad framework offered by the AS course, students will develop a deep theoretical knowledge and skills to assess and analyse current and topical media issues and debates with close focus on one pre-determined topic and one Close Study Product selected by the student.


Seminars; written assessment, discussion; independent research; current affairs analysis; self and peer assessment; peer presentation; analysis of texts; critical anaylsis of texts; critical analysis of media forms across all media platforms.

Entry requirements

Grade 5 or above in English Language GCSE. Confident IT skills.


AS (If taken): 1 Written Exam; 1 Piece of Coursework

A Level: 2 Written Exams; 1 Piece of Coursework

Future opportunities

What could you be?

Television/Film Production Crew; Public Relations; Multi-media Journalist; Teacher; Public Service - Police and Armed Forces.

Where could you go?

Bournemouth Media School; Winchester University and Southampton University - Film and Television production; Coventry University - Film Studies & American Literature; Falmouth College - Script Writing for Film and Television.

Recent student destinations:

Winchester; Southampton University; Coventry University; Goldsmiths; Falmouth College; Bournemouth Arts Institute; Bournemouth Media School; The Regent’s University.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2016

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