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Level 3 Media Studies

Level 3

Course Code: 3EMES
Who can I talk to: Mrs Babu

Media Studies allows you to critically analyse how a genre connects to society, and makes significant changes in history and the attitudes of society. A significant part of the year is spent designing and then producing a magazine spread or short film. You will take part in planning, writing and producing the final product. You may have the opportunity to attend an OFLC ‘Censor for the Day’ event. This subject involves group work and will develop your technological skills.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Students will further their understanding of various roles in the media, by focusing on film. This includes many areas, from pitching an idea for a script or article. In this, students will become adept at using camera technology and editing softwares. In addition, the roles of the media producer, the audience and wider society are critically analysed in detail. In the genre and society study, students will develop skills around understanding different points in history and the relationship between a film genre and wider society.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
91493 Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society 4 y y y 01-11-2021
91495 Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief 6 y y 10-09-2021
91497 Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief 3 y y y 30-07-2021
91494 Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirement of a brief 4 y y 11-06-2021
91492 Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society 3 y y 26-03-2021
Credits: 20
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? Yes

Entry Requirements

Satisfactory achievement from previous level of study or with HOD approval.

Course Related Costs

No course costs for students.

Companion Subjects

English, Art Design, Photography, any subject in the Social Sciences Faculty

Subject Combination Notes

Not applicable