A level Media Studies

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: Eduqas

Introduction

 

AL mediaOur programme of study is creative, critical and compelling in its approach, offering a unique combination and equal balance of theory and practical work. Your study of Media will help you develop your appreciation of moving image and print media’s rich artistic, social and political traditions.

Students will learn about the following areas of study through close analysis of carefully chosen media texts, a thorough application of theoretical perspectives and a major coursework project.

Take a look at some of the work our Media students have produced on the SFX Media YouTube Channel

  • Course description...

    Students will learn about the following areas of study through close analysis of carefully chosen media texts, a thorough application of theoretical perspectives and a major coursework project.

    Media Language: How the media communicates meanings for audiences through media texts such as advertisements, television programmes and newspaper reports.

    Media Representation: How the media portrays events, issues, places, individuals and social groups through the processes of selection, construction and mediation of media texts.

    Media Industries: The processes of production, distribution and circulation by media industries and how these affect media forms and platforms.

    Media Audiences: How media institutions and their texts target, reach and address audiences, how audiences interpret and respond to them and how members of audiences become producers themselves.

    Production Skills: Students are required to individually produce a major coursework project. Students will devise a digital video media product, developing valuable practical skills in moving image production and post-production processes using industry-standard software available on our Apple Mac platform.

  • Course assessment...

    70% exam based, requiring excellent literacy skills as well as extensive reading around the subject. 30% coursework production; creative flair and a vivid imagination is vital for the successful completion of all coursework elements.

  • This course can lead to...

    A Level Media Studies offers excellent preparation for any one of the range of Media or Film Studies courses available in higher education, with many of our students taking up offers from Royal Holloway University of London, University of Hertfordshire, Goldsmith’s University and Warwick University.

  • Course highlights...

    • Visit the Sky Academy at Sky Studios and media workshops with IntoFilm.
    • Present your creative work at our annual SFX Media/Film and Art/Design Exhibition.
    • Gain industry experience and learn to use industry standard software.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry RequirementsProgramme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 5 in English Language

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