Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Aims of A Level Media Studies

The A Level MS course should enhance the students' enjoyment and appreciation of the media, whilst developing an understanding of its role in shaping the world in which we live. Specifically students should;

• Develop a critical understanding of the media through engagement with media products and concepts, and through the creative application of practical skills;

• Explore production processes and new Media technologies through planning and producing their own professional Media texts;

• Become independent through developing their own research skills and applying these to their studies

• And most importantly enjoy the course!

A Level Media Studies

The Media Studies course revolves around the four key principles of the Media:

• Audiences
• Institutions
• Representation
• Forms and Conventions
(inc Media Language)

In addition to these students will also study:

• New Media Technologies
• Textual Analysis of various Media Texts

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