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Media Studies A Level at Burnley College

Course description

Media Studies will give students the opportunity to gain a theoretical understanding of the media and develop their ability to respond to it critically. It enables students to explore a wide variety of media including digital media technologies, drawing on the fundamental concepts informing the study of media, text industry and audiences.

This course enables students to develop critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts and through the creative application of production skills.

Students will be able to take advantage of the outstanding media facilities available at the College, including a green screen and state-of-the-art camera equipment. There is also a vast range of learning resources available in the A Level and Creative Arts and Media Active Learning Zones.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. Candidates must have a minimum of grade C in English at GCSE, although a B grade is preferred.

Future opportunities

Students may progress on to careers and university study in areas such as: Journalism, the Media, the Film Industry, Cinematography and Scriptwriting.

Further information

The extensive facilities accessed by our Creative Arts and Media students include Apple Mac and PC suites, art and design studios, a dance studio, a digital video suite including a chroma key studio, industry standard fashion design, textile printing and production facilities, multi-track digital sound recording studios and music and performance rehearsal spaces, including a 160-seater Performance Theatre.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnley College directly.

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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