12MEST
This course requires 1 option.

Year 12 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 2 our focus is horror films. You will watch and analyse a series of films from across the decades focusing on the key concepts of representation, genre, audience and narrative. Once you have a great understanding of horror films, you will undertake the planning, shooting and editing of your own mini-horror movies. The final part of the course will require you to undertake an external examination focusing on changes in the horror genre over time.

There is a fair amount of writing so it is a requirement that you have a minimum of 10 English credits at Level 1 for entry on to the course.

Media Studies opens up a broad range of job opportunities in the future, including filmmaking, television production, journalism and print production, digital media, marketing, teaching and public relations. You will develop a wide range of skills that will be transferrable to further education and any workplace setting.

Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

10+ Credits at L1 English


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91253 v1 Media Studies 2.6 - Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions
2
I
6
Y
A.S. 91252 v1 Media Studies 2.5 - Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91251 v4 Media Studies 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91250 v2 Media Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91249 v3 Media Studies 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of narrative in media texts
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits
21
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 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries

Pathway Tags

Broadcasting, Journalist, Production Assistant, Media Producer, Copywriter,