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).
Entry requirements: Grade C in English or Media Studies.
Course assessment: Two written exam papers plus two coursework practical productions.