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Media Studies A Level at Vyners School

Course description

You will study key concepts that underpin media studies, explore a range of media forms, and produce practical media together with supporting documentation.

Course content

In Year 1 you will study a range of cross-media texts and investigate different media concepts such as: media representation, media language, audiences and institutions. You will produce two media productions across the varying platforms.

In the second year you will deepen your study of the key concepts and explore the contexts of media production and consumption.

You will also look at relevant media debates and theories. In addition you will be required to research and complete a linked production piece.

In addition to practical tasks, you will study theory. You will analyse TV drama and explore and examine current media issues and debates.

Entry requirements

GCSE C in English or English Literature.

Assessment

During the course you will complete a piece of practical coursework.

You will be required to research in preparation for, plan, create and evaluate your practical work and will produce two media artefacts.

These practical exercises will enable you to experience what it actually feels like to be a working media practitioner.

AS

  • Unit 1: Investigating Media: 2 hours
  • Unit 2: Creating Media: Coursework

A2

  • Unit 3: Critical investigations: 2 hours
  • Unit 4: Research and Production: Coursework

Future opportunities

Students with A Level Media can go on to university to study a range of disciplines within the media landscape, such as: film studies, television production, communication and advertising.

Jobs directly related to a Media degree:

  • Programme researcher
  • broadcasting/film/video
  • Public relations officer
  • Media planner
  • Multimedia specialist

Further information

This course is still coupled in 2016-18 with AS forming 40% of the overall grade.

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 May 2016
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