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Media Studies A Level

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSE's graded A*-C including a grade C/4 or above in English.

Why Should You Take This Course?
The media plays a central role within a modern society. Spending so much time exposed to something that plays such an integral part in our lives, it is important to understand it better. By focusing on specific areas of the media, we can understand the wider context in which it exists.


Course content
AS: Year 1
MS1: Media Representations and Responses
This provides a basis for analysing the media and studying the relationship between representations and audience. The representation of social groups, events and issues and their underlying messages and values will be explored using a range of approaches and texts.
MS2: Media Production Processes
This is designed to demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and skills through creative media production processes through planning and evaluation.
A2: Year 2
MS3: Media Investigation and Production
This unit comprises of a research project of your choice, and a production based on your research topic. Investigations focus on either representation, genre, or narrative.
MS4: Media - Text, Industry and Audience
This is a synoptic unit with in-depth study of three different Media industries. Study will focus on text, industry and audience.

How will I be assessed?
MS2 and MS3 are internally assessed by Coursework and MS1 and MS4 are externally assessed exams.

Are there any special expenses?
Trips are an integral part of the Course for which you will be asked to pay.

What could I do next?
Media Studies is a popular choice at university and is an obvious opening to careers within the ever expanding area of the Media.


How to apply for this course

2017-2018 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2017-2018 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post