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Why study Media Studies?

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Media Studies is one of the fastest growing subjects. It aids communication and increases practical skills in handling different media technology. The course provides the opportunity for analytical study and increases personal confidence when re-creating different forms of media.

Course content/Outline:

Component 1

Section A will focus on Media Language and Media Representations. Questions in this section will test the following forms:

  • advertising and marketing
  • music video.

Section B will focus on Media Industries and Media Audiences. Questions in this section can test any two of the following forms:

  • radio
  • newspapers
  • film (industries only).
Component 2
  • What's assessed
Questions will focus on the in-depth media forms of television, magazines and online, social and participatory media/video games.
Component 3 Non-exam assessment (NEA)

The NEA element requires students to apply their knowledge and understanding of the theoretical framework of media studies to create a media product using one of the following forms:

  • television
  • music video
  • radio
  • newspapers magazines
  • advertising/marketing
  • online, social and participatory media
  • video games

The Media is all around us. Why not learn more about it?

What career opportunities are there?

Media Studies provides analytical and creative opportunities for its students. It explores the function and operation of different media industries, as well as developing technical, creative and analytical skills that enhance your communication in a range of media. Future career options could include, but are not exhausted by, the following: multimedia specialist, television producer, journalist, manager, and market researcher.

Syllabus: Media Studies
Examination Board: AQA
More information: Dr S Purchase