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Media Studies A-Level at Landau Forte Sixth Form College

Course description

Studying Media will give you an insight into the diversity of the Entertainment industries and how they make media products across a range of mediums including Film, TV, Radio, Print and Online. Studying media will allow you to develop the analytical skills to analyse any media product and to understand the codes and conventions of various media texts. This in turn will help you make your own media products across two years of study including; film openings, music videos, shorts films, magazine articles, CD covers, documentary films etc. Studying media will help shape your views and understanding of the world in terms of people, places, ideas and democracy. Media Studies will also help you understand the world of Entertainment, Business, Technology and Politics.

This four unit specification in Media Studies integrates theoretical and practical approaches by requiring candidates to write about their coursework experiences in the synoptic examinations. It also insists upon the importance of a full understanding of the new media which dominate the contemporary landscape by ensuring that candidates use such media in their coursework and write about them in their examinations.

Entry requirements

GCSE English A* - C

Future opportunities

Media studies naturally leads to careers in journalism, marketing, advertising or public relations. But an awareness of how the world of media works can also support other careers, such as social work, law, medicine and education. By knowing how the media operates you’ll be able to decode message more skilfully, and engage with topics that interest you.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 15 July 2015

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