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Media & Multimedia

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  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.

  • What does the course involve?

    You will research and analyse a range of texts from television, cinema and video games, the Press and Broadcast news, radio, television and cinema.

    You will learn specialist terminology and investigate who is constructing the text, how it is constructed and for what audience. You will study a range of media products, which reflect different social, historical and cultural contexts. You’ll also be able to develop your knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts related to media language, representation, media industries and audiences.

    Finally, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge and understanding when independently creating your own media texts. You will study at least one media product produced for a non- English speaking audience and at least one produced outside the commercial mainstream. You will also learn about complex media theories including structuralism, postmodernism and theories around ethnicity and post-colonialism.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Two exams (2 hours each) covering case studies, debates and concepts relating to media language, industries, representations, and audiences (70% of total assessment). Practical coursework, in which students produce cross-media products in response to a particular brief, with a written statement of intent to explain their decisions and choices (30% of total assessment).

  • Additional Notes

    Many of our students progress to Media Studies or related courses in Higher Education such as degrees in Television, Radio or Digital Media Production and more practical qualifications such as HNDs. It can also be studied as a joint degrees with subjects such as English, History and Languages. There are a wide range of theoretical and practical courses in this growth area.

  • Further Information

    You will have the opportunity to attend “Create Your Future” a UCAS Convention in Manchester, to find out about creative courses in the UK. There are other opportunities such as our annual trip to New York.  

George Graves

George Graves

A Level Media Studies (Film Studies and ICT BTEC)
Previous Institution: The Priory School

Media Studies is my favourite subject and I want to go into film production after College. I really enjoyed making my own music videos.

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