This course is for people interested in the way that media affects our lives and for students that want to learn how different media forms and industries operate. The course aims for students to understand the aims and effects of the media. This course is also for people who are keen to develop production skills and create their own media forms.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above including a C in English Language or Literature.
What are the key things you’ll learn?
You will study a range of media forms and analyse their meanings; considering representations of groups and individuals across different media platforms, including film, television, and magazines and you will study the function and impact of media industries including publishing press and the British film industry.
You will also learn how to use specialist software to create your own products including magazines, websites and radio adverts.
How you will learn
Media Studies combines theoretical and practical study. You will study the theoretical parts of the course in a classroom environment incorporating a range of learning activities, and practical components will be delivered using computers with specialist media software installed.
Where could this course take you?
Previous students who have successfully completed an A-Level in Media Studies have gone on to study a range of courses including Broadcast Journalism, Magazine Journalism and Media Production. This course can prepare you for a career in media production, teaching, lecturing, research, journalism, marketing and advertising.