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Media A Level at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

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.

Course content

Investigating and creating media, critical perspectives and research and producing media. 

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.