Media Studies AS/A Level

Media Studies AS/A Level

In the first year of this course you will be equipped with the correct terminology and concepts to effectively deconstruct media products. You will study a cross section of media texts (TV programmes, adverts, websites etc.) learning how they communicate their meanings. This will involve both written and practical work. In the first unit you will study how media language is used to encode representations genre and narrative. The second unit will involve you making your own media product, drawing on the areas of study learnt in the first unit.

In the second year you will undertake a closer study of a topic of your choice, which will conceptually form the basis of your practical production project. The second year will also extend your knowledge of media by examining a range of media texts from several discrete media areas (television, film, radio and advertising).

Additional
Grade 4 in GCSE English or Media Studies.
Assessment
Two written exam papers plus two coursework practical productions.
Progression
Music A Level is a comprehensive qualification that offers you the development of a wide range of skills including analysis, criticism, creative expression, verbal, written and musical communication, discipline, initiative, team work and the application of ICT.

Few other subjects cover such a range of disciplines, so Music is recognised as excellent preparation not only for music-related careers but also for progression into other fields.

Music can be studied for single honours at university or at conservatoire, but there are also many joint honours courses.

The majority of our Music students progress to studying Music at Russell Group universities or conservatoires, some receiving scholarships.