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Media Studies A Level at Dunraven School

Course description

Digital and Media skills are among the most desirable qualities you can have in the modern world. In almost any career one is likely to benefit from being able to decode and produce multimedia content (images, video and audio) in order to be effective. Media teaches those skills. At Dunraven, we specialise in modes of film and media production that develop independent project management and creativity as well as a range of technological skills.
Media students at Dunraven work on briefs set by real industry professionals; marketing, cinematography, sound design, visual effects, web design and more. You will be trained in how to maximise the potential of your own devices as well as getting the opportunity to work with industry-level equipment and software.

Course content

Advanced Subsidiary Coursework
G321 Foundation Production
Research, then plan and create the opening 2 minutes of a Feature film (shot on digital video and edited on professional level software).
Examination: G322 Key Media Concepts, TV Drama & Representation, Audiences & Institutions

Advanced Level
Coursework: G324 Advanced Production Research, then plan and create a five minute Documentary Short film on a personal/local subject.
Examination: G325 Critical Perspectives on the Media. Theoretical Evaluation of Production Contemporary Media Issues: We Media and Domocracy

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English

Assessment

Advanced Subsidiary
Coursework: G321 Foundation Production 50% of AS/25% of A2 (100 marks)
Examination: G322 Key Media Concepts, 2 Questions, each worth 50 marks. 2 hours - 50% of AS/25% of A2 (100 marks)
Advanced Level
Coursework: G324 Advanced Production, 50% of AS/25% of A2 (100 marks)
Examination G325 Critical Perspectives on the Media 3 Questions, 2 worth 25 and 1 worth 50 marks. 2 hours - 50% of AS/25% of A2 (100 marks)

Future opportunities

Media Studies at Dunraven covers skills and knowledge applicable to a wide range of careers; Advertising/ Marketing, Journalism,Graphic Design and Film/TV Production among them. Careers in Media are consistently one of the most sought-after in the UK, with extremely competitive salaries and perks.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

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

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