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'A' LEVEL Media Studies at Selby College

Course description

A Level Media Studies is designed to enhance your enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the media and its role in your daily life.

You will view and analyse a variety of media products and develop practical skills. You’ll get chance to engage with diverse topics such as stereotyping in the media and explore varied and engaging content. This will all help you to build research and problem solving skills as well as developing your creativity. You will also refine your debating skills through the discussion of media issues from a range of perspectives.

Course content

You will study a range of media, including:

• Television

• Film

• Radio

• Advertising

In addition, the course examines the issues surrounding audience, as well as the role of key concepts such as representations in the media and understanding the industry.

This is not a media production course, but there is a significant production element in the sense that you will be required to use Adobe Premiere and Illustrator for the practical coursework elements. Photography and journalism skills will also be used as you film and edit your own media productions, and design and produce original magazine pages.

Entry requirements

Standard A Level entry requirements.


70% Exam, 30% Coursework.

Future opportunities

On successful completion, you may go on to study media-related degrees at University. Media Studies naturally leads to careers in journalism, marketing, advertising, aspects of media production or public relations. But an awareness of how the world of media works can also support other careers such as education.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 October 2018
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