Media Studies A Level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Code 1021/011
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Media is everywhere and you probably spend much of your day using the media. Meaning that a huge amount of your understanding about the world comes through the media. Do you wonder what effects this might have on you? Maybe you should study Media! Media Studies A-Level is a fascinating course which allows you to explore culturally significant theoretical perspectives in analytical writing and then demonstrate your understanding in a creative portfolio. You use industry specialist software to construct a range of print, AV and online forms. Media students learn about a wide range of texts, discuss cultural contexts and representations as well as gaining an insight into production, marketing and how to target specific audiences. This course provides a pathway to a related degree or career in the media, an excellent route for Journalism, PR, Marketing or Communications.

How will it be delivered?

This A-Level consists of 70% Exams and 30% Coursework, all assessed at the end of Year 2. However, there will also be numerous progress tests and mock exams across both years of study to prepare you for these.

Entry requirements

There are no subject specific entry criteria for this course.

Your next steps...

Media studies is appropriate for almost all Higher Education courses and employment within the creative industries at an appropriate level. It can also provide a pathway to a related career in the media, an excellent route for Journalism, PR, Marketing or Communications.