13MEST
This course requires 1 option.

Year 13 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Charlotte Saunders

Media Studies is a university-approved subject that is fun but challenging. You will develop critical thinking skills, creativity and self-management through a programme of themed learning.

At Level 3 our focus is magazines. You will study the print industry and how it is changing and you will plan, research and produce your own magazine feature article spreads. There is a fair amount of writing at Level 3 so it is a requirement that you have a minimum of 10 English credits at Level 2 for entry on to the course.
Media Studies opens up a broad range of job opportunities in the future, including film-making, television production, journalism and print production, digital media, marketing, teaching and public relations.

You will develop a wide range of skills that will be transferable to further education and any workplace setting.

Recommended Prior Learning

Media Studies: 10+ Credits at L2 English


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91497 v1 Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
3
I
3
Y
3w *
A.S. 91495 v1 Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 91494 v1 Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91492 v2 Media Studies 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91490 v2 Media Studies 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media industry
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits

Approved subjects for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsment: 20

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

7
20
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries

Pathway Tags

Broadcast, Journalism, Media Producer,