Level 3 Media Studies

3MST
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 how we influence what happens on screen. 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.


Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

It is useful for students to have:
- A set or wired headphones
- A 32gb USB3.0 Drive (around $10)


Recommended Prior Learning

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


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

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

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