Level 2 Media Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Scott

Recommended Prior Learning

10 credits in Level 1 English or by consultation with Mr 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

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts


Level 3 Media Studies

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.

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

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

Pathway Tags

Animator/Digital Artist, Sales Representative, Actor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Dancer, Entertainer, Contact Centre Worker, Film/Television Camera Operator, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Communications Professional, Event Manager, Technical Writer, Editor, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Personal Assistant, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Lighting Technician, Game Developer, Primary School Teacher, Librarian, Market Research Analyst, Photographer, Recreation Co-ordinator, Signmaker, Telemarketer, Television Presenter, Tour Guide, Marketing Specialist, Data Analyst, Garment Technician