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Media Studies

Media Studies

Media Studies

COURSE CONTENT

Unit 1: Key Media Concepts, TV Drama (Examination)

Section A: Textual Analysis and Representation: One compulsory question dealing with the textual analysis of various technical aspects and conventions of TV drama from an ‘unseen’ moving image.

Section B: Institutions and Audiences: One Compulsory question based upon a case study of a specific media industry.

Unit 2: Foundation Portfolio in Media (Coursework)

This unit will assess a candidate’s ability to plan, construct and evaluate media products.

Unit 3: Critical Perspectives in Media (Examination)

Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production: Two compulsory questions.

Section B: Contemporary Media Issue: One essay question from a choice of six pre-set topics.

Unit 4: Advanced Portfolio in Media (Coursework)

This unit will assess a candidate’s ability to plan, construct and evaluate media products.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Please see page 26 for general entry requirements

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Teaching methods are varied and encourage student participation through group work, discussion, individual research and practical projects. 

PROGRESSION

Students can progress on to Higher Education to study a variety of media-related courses, e.g. film, photography, advertising and media studies.

The portfolio of practical work produced on this course will also be desirable for use in interviews for employment and higher education. Career options include: advertising, broadcasting, camera operation, computer animation, film production, journalism, presenting, production assistant, public relations, scriptwriting or sound operation.