Media Studies

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

You have a keen interest in studying and producing media.

You will develop critical analysis skills.

You will be using industry-standard equipment and software to produce your own media.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Television, film, radio, newspapers, magazines, advertising, online social and participatory media, video games and music
video. Underpinning this you will look at the language used by the media, how individuals and events are represented in media, distribution and circulation and how the media reaches its audience. Texts will see you focus on television show such as Homeland, music videos by Lady GaGa and Michael Jackson, publications such as The Big Issue and The Daily Telegraph. You will also look at BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show, the advertising and marketing of The Jungle Book (2016) and Minecraft.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

70% examination

30% coursework

 

PROGRESSION

University degrees in a range of media-related qualifications. These could include theoretical and practical production courses such as media and cultural studies, video and film production, advertising and marketing, scriptwriting and journalism.