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Applied Media at Retford Oaks Academy

Course description

An exciting course aimed at students who have a keen interest in the media world we live in. Allows you to gain first hand experience in producing moving image, print, web and audio projects.


3 Units at 'AS' level, including:


Unit 1 - Industries, Texts and Audiences: How the media industry is structured, how a media company is internally organised, how media texts are constructed in relation to their audiences and how audiences use media products.


Unit 2 - Skills for Media Production, Research Methods and Techniques: The different purposes of research, the production technology available and production techniques and skills.

Unit 3 - Media Production Project: Pre-production skills and techniques, production skills and techniques, post-production skills and techniques.



3 Units at 'A2' level, including:

Unit 4 - Research for Media Development: How to originate and research ideas for production, how to research audience and viability of a production, how to develop a production and how to present ideas and findings. Unit 5 - Media Production Project: How to plan a production and how to manage a production.

Unit 6 - Professional Practice in the Media Industry: To take account of the relevant constraints on your production work, to evaluate your work in relation to past and current practice, to assess how well you have managed the production process and to evaluate how successfully you achieved your intentions.

Entry requirements

AS': At least grade C in GCSE English language 'A2': At least grade D in 'AS' Media

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Retford Oaks Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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