Media A Level at Vision West Nottinghamshire College
In the media-dominated world of the 21st century, wars are won and lost on television, celebrities seem more familiar to us than real life friends and our identities mirror figures from sport, music and fashion.
You will be taught how to analyse the various forms of media that we consume every day, developing the ability to deconstruct advertising, film, television, radio and the press.
You will also undertake a creative project, applying the skills you have learned to create your own media products.
Trips to the cinema and industry-related places, such as the Museum of the Moving Image in London, are organised each year.
Investigating and creating media, critical perspectives and research and producing media.
Five GCSEs with at least 4 points (grade C) including English language/literature (or combined English).
You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.
This course is assessed primarily by examination scheduled for May/June with some additional coursework assessment.
Careers in film, radio and television are all possible options for Media Studies students. Employment ranges from journalism and TV criticism to production and broadcasting, as well as a host of other varied and interesting opportunities.
You can opt to study media at university or gain access to other courses that link in with the areas covered on the A Level (film studies, sociology and public relations for example). We also offer the HND in Interactive Media at West Notts if you want to stay here and continue into Higher Education.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.