A Level Media Studies at The Elmgreen School
Yes, if you have an awareness of the impact of various media forms on audiences. If you have a talent for creating posters and film, or journalism, if you aim to have a career in the Media Industry, more so behind the scenes. Also it is a good choice for any student who would like to develop their creativity and production skills in a range of formats. The analytical, research and evaluative skills are useful preparation for any degree course.
The best preparation for this course would be a good grade in either GCSE Media Studies or English (particularly the Media Unit) which shows you have strong analytical skills as well as creativity to get started.
What will I learn? You will:
- Analyse a range of media texts including print based: advertisements, film posters, CD and DVD covers and moving image: film, television trailers and programmes, advertisements and music videos
- Plan and produce a range of media texts (as above) using still and video cameras as well as editing software such as Photoshop and I-movie
- Evaluate the effectiveness of media texts, including your own, using media terminology and theory
First Year: AS
MS1: Media Representations and Responses
MS2: Media Production Processes
Second Year: A2
MS3: Media Investigation and Production
MS4: Media: Text, Industry and Audience
At least 5 A*-C’s at GCSE including at least grade B in English Language. Good ICT skills. GCSE Media studies preferred, but not essential
This qualification could prepare you for careers and further educational qualifications in:
- Media Production
- Camera technician
- Marketing and new media
- Media Journalism
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Elmgreen School directly.