A Level Media Studies

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This is an exciting and culturally relevant A Level and is likely to appeal to students who are interested in the world of Communication, Culture and the Arts. The subject sits well in an A Level programme and compliments many subjects, particularly English, Film Studies, History, Art, Sociology, Psychology and Business.

Throughout your studies on our A Level Media course you will:

• Examine a wide range of media texts from a range of decades.

• Study both media theory and practical production components so you will leave the course with a broad set of skills that will open up many choices for University progression or employment.

• Assess the impact of new technologies on the media industry and audiences

• Cover audiences as both producers and consumers of media texts

• Examine contemporary issues, theories and debates

The course units are as follows;

Year 1:

Component 1 – Media Products, Industries and Audiences. Analysing a range of music videos, advertisements, newspapers, computer games, films and radio shows in terms of how they represent people and groups, and how audiences respond to the texts.

Year 2:

Component 2 – Media Forms and Products in Depth. Analysing 3 industries in detail – TV, Magazines and Online, social and participatory media.

Over both years:

Component 3 – Cross media Production (Coursework)

Creation of a print and online Media product (film marketing campaign or magazine) using Photoshop and web design software.

For 16-18 year old (daytime) students, this A Level will be one of three A Levels you choose to make up a full time programme of study. You will study for a total of 15 hours per week plus one hour per week tutorial.

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