Level 3 Media Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Scott

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in Level 2 English or Media Studies, 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.

 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.

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts

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 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