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A Level Media Studies at The Elmgreen School

Course description

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

Course content

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

Entry requirements

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

Future opportunities

This qualification could prepare you for careers and further educational qualifications in:
- Media Production
- Camera technician
- Directing
- Producing
- Editing
- Marketing and new media
- Advertising
- Media Journalism

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Elmgreen School directly.

Last updated date: 05 June 2015
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