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Media Studies Level 3 GCE AS/A2– OCR at Oak Academy

Course description

The Media department is equipped with an editing suite and has a number of HD cameras as well as its own radio station.
Students will learn how to operate and make use of these technologies.
In addition they will have opportunity to enter national and regional competitions.
This course will provide opportunities to learn about the media, how it operates within the UK and abroad as well as exploring theoretical perspectives that will help students to acquire critical skills about what is seen, heard and read within the media.
In addition, students will also have the opportunity to make their own media products such as a film extract, TV Drama piece, radio programme and so on.
By the end of the course, students will be capable of writing about, discussing and making media products to an advanced level.
The course is assessed through coursework and examinations set by the OCR Examination board.
There are cur-rently two levels for these:
Year 1 AS level and Year 2 Advanced level.
At AS level the emphasis is on practical video production and creating an online blog. At Advanced level, there will be a focus on a media portfolio of practical work in video and audio production, as well as creating a presentation, online blog and evaluation of work.
At Advanced level students will produce a media portfolio of practical work plus blog pages.
Study will centre on critical perspectives in media: theoretical evaluation of production and contemporary media issues – Democracy e.g. Chomsky’s notion of the ‘free online world’ and so on.
Media studies is a highly popular subject area and can provide a wide range of opportunities for students to follow.
The course will allow students to explore communication, advertising, film, radio, costume and make-up at Higher Education. Media studies is highly accessible and encompasses our everyday lives.
This course will also allow students to develop transferable communication and technological savvy skills across any subject area.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements:
5 A*-C GCSE including English GCSE Grade B.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2015

Key information

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


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