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Media studies AS/A2 at Torpoint Community College

Course description

Media Studies is a really diverse, interesting and fun subject. You will analyse a range of media texts, from film to new technologies, such as the Internet and gaming, as well as applying key media theories to them. We consider audiences as both producers and consumers of media texts, with an emphasis on contemporary issues and debates in the media.

There are two exams, requiring you to respond to set questions covering the major Key Concepts underpinning the study of the media and a question based on your own case study into a certain aspect of the media, such as representations of gender or the impact of new technologies. You also get a chance to put your creative skills to the test with two major practical productions – you may produce a film trailer, website pages or a radio podcast. There are lots of options to choose from and you get the opportunity to investigate what interests you. Media Studies will prepare you for progression into work or higher education in a range of media-related areas.

Media Studies is an English based subject, so works well with any of the A-Level English options and is accepted by most Universities. It also works well with any combination of Humanities subjects and even Art, as there is a creative element involved. However, everyone can enjoy this subject, as it is so varied – we’re guaranteed to study a media text that interests you.

Entry requirements

5 or more A*-C grades

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years