2MST
This course requires 2 options.

Level 2 Media Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Scott

Students will work in consultation with their teacher to devise a personalised learning and assessment programme which will compromise of up to a maximum total of 18 credits.

 Media Studies is a mix of media making (film, social media content or other by negotiation) and the investigation of how we relate to the media around us. You will learn the core aspects of media creation, and how genre influences what we see on screen. This course can be redesigned and tweaked to suit students needs, experience and interests.

Media Studies and English are completely separate subjects, but they are intertwined and offer students who do both the opportunity to double dip. Technical skills are an advantage, but we cover everything you need to know.

Examples of Student Work

Cold Opens


Recommended Prior Learning

10 credits in Level 1 English or by consultation with Mr Scott.

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

It will be useful to have:
- A set of wired headphones
- A 32GB USB3.0 Drive (around $10)

Pathway

Understanding the media, how it is created and how it effects society, allows people to better understand the world around them and make choices that are less effected by marketing or media agenda setting and more guided by rational thought.
Careers in media creation can include: film and television creation, live broadcast media, journalism, print creation (magazines, newpapers, etc.), game design, website design, podcasting, marketing, advertising or any other career that requires creating something for an audience.
Careers related to media studies include: sociology, business, academia, film/media critics, commerce, politics or any career where an understanding of how audiences are manipulated or culture is shaped could be useful.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 7 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91248 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between a media product and its audience
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91249 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of narrative in media texts
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91250 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91251 v5
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91252 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.5 - Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91253 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.6 - Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91254 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of an ethical issue in the media
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91255 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.8 - Write developed media text for a specific target audience
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 30
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 30
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 10
Total Numeracy Credits: 0