Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

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.

If you're interested in all or anythings media related: film, television, magazines, books, music, YouTube and other social media this is the subject that will allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding of that area. You might be interested in making media (any type of media) or understanding how it's made or the effects it has on us all, these are all areas that can be covered in the Level Three Media Studies Course.

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 a nutshell 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.

This course can contain UE literacy reading and writing credits.

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 past students work

Learning Areas:

Ngā Toi - Arts

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

It is useful for students to have:
- A set or wired headphones
- A 64GB USB3.0 Drive (around $10)
- An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (around $45 through RHS)