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Media Studies A Level at Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

Course description

This course is for anyone interested in studying both the analytical and practical side of the media industry. It is a course that requires you to be creative, original and have a thirst for studying all aspect of media. You must enjoy creating various media products such as films and websites. The course is split into a practical piece of course work and an exam. For the practical element you will get the opportunity to either create and edit short films, or plan and develop print media ideas i.e. posters, graphic design etc. These will demonstrate your practical and creative skills and give you a portfolio of work. The exam relates to audience and representation, looking at various forms of media and how it can be analysed.

Course content

This course is for anyone interested in studying both the analytical and practical side of the media industry. It is a course that requires you to be creative, original and have a thirst for studying all aspect of media. You must enjoy creating various media products such as films and websites. The course is split into a practical piece of course work and an exam. For the practical element you will get the opportunity to either create and edit short films, or plan and develop print media ideas i.e. posters, graphic design etc. These will demonstrate your practical and creative skills and give you a portfolio of work. The exam relates to audience and representation, looking at various forms of media and how it can be analysed.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above in academic subjects. These must include English and maths.

Assessment

The course consists of 50% exam and 50% practical coursework.

Future opportunities

The skills gained from this course can be applied to a huge variety of job roles both in and outside of the media industry. You can also progress to further study onto a media related course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2018
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    • Sutton Coldfield Campus provides a green and leafy environment for learners to study. The campus includes a state of the art library and learning resource centre, a performing arts theatre, an industry standard design studio as well as laboratory and sports facilities. There are ample parking spaces on site and great transportation links - both bus and train - just 15 minutes from Birmingham City Centre.