Course Information

Media Studies

Qualifications to start the course

Students must have five GCSEs including English, Mathematics and Science graded A* - C. Additional requirements for this subject: Students must have GCSE English at grade B or above.

Description of the subject

The course includes in-depth critical study of a wide range of media and products, practices, institutions and audiences associated with these. Emphasis will be given to the study of moving image analysis and construction and will also cover mainstream areas such as television, the music industry, film, the internet and digitalisation.

What you will do

Students will be required to produce and evaluate their own media texts as well as analysing texts. The school is fully equipped with filming and editing facilities as well as internet access in every teaching room.

Assessment will take place through a combination of practical work, extended analytical course work, assignments and modular examinations. Most work is carried out using web tools (e.g. Wix) and professional software such as Final Cut and Photoshop.

Future prospects

Media Studies is valued and accepted by most institutions of higher education and by employers. The course develops the critical and analytical skills required for further academic study in all arts-based subjects and provides the grounding in practical skills expected in the workplace.