3MST
This course requires 2 options.

Level 3 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.


 In this subject we study the relationship between the media and society. Students will analyse, evaluate and create products across a range of media. By designing their own course students are able to pursue their own areas of interest and passion within the wider context of mass media.

Media studies is a mix of media production and the examination of the relationship between the media and society. Film is our focus but you could also create a comic, magazine spread, or website etc. 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.

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in Level 2 English or Media Studies, or by consultation with Mr Scott.

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

It is useful for students to have:
- A set or 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.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91490 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media industry
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91491 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91492 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91493 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91494 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91495 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91496 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant development in the media
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91497 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
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: 11
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 30

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.