Media Studies

AS & A-level
What are the main features of this course?

Students are introduced to the skills required to analyse a wide range of media products and will produce a range of products including graphic novels, websites, podcasts and film trailers. Students will then analyse the texts using different critical frameworks, this is also preparation for the examination at the end of the AS year. There is a large practical component to the course and students are required to produce a media product to a brief they have designed themselves.

Hours of lessons per week: 5
Indicative group size: 20
How is the course assessed?

There is a large emphasis on practical work and students will be required to produce a range of media texts as part of the coursework portfolio. There is one exam (50%) at the end of the year.

Who should study this course?

Anyone who is interested in working in the media, or who wishes to study an arts course to degree level. You should enjoy reading widely and have a critical, analytical mind. The course has a high emphasis on practical activities, so if you are good at organising yourself and meeting deadlines, the course will suit you.

Where can I go next?

Employment, training or Higher Education, particularly in a critical thinking related subject with an emphasis on cultural practice.