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subject Media 02aMedia Studies is offered as an option in years 9, 10 and 11.  The course is a mixture of practical and theory, coursework and examination unitl 2017.

Students choose from an assignment bank in three topics for coursework:

1. Introduction to the media
2. Cross media study
3. Practical Production and Evaluation



subject Media 01a
Analytical responses might involve
  • Media terminology
  • Denotation and connotation
  • How is genre established
  • Making judgements about who the target audience might be
  • Codes and conventions
  • How the product appeals to its audience
  • What images of people, groups and places are
  • How have products been financed
Practical Production and Evaluation

Students are required to undertake a practical production which addresses four key concepts, (genre, audience, representation and institution) from conception to realisation.  This may be a new film trailer, magazine, talk-based radio or music video etc.
The final examination has a specialised topic which is studied in year 11.

If you are looking for fun, working with others and possibly making a movie, then media studies is for you!