Course Overview

A2 Media Studies builds on the skills you have gained in Year 12 so that you will be better able to develop the required knowledge and understanding of a range of media industries and their institutional, technological and global contexts with a contemporary ‘synoptic’ understanding of the media. The coursework unit affords students the exciting opportunity to compile a relevant and impressive portfolio of practical work (video and print). Students research, produce and evaluate their finished media product and compare it to real media output.

Coursework

A2 Course Info

G324: Advanced Portfolio

Students work in small groups and can choose from a selected list of set briefs to create 3 media texts in total.

Options include:

  • a teaser film trailer, film poster and film magazine front cover promoting the film.
  • a music video, DVD cover and music magazine advert
  • short film (approx. 3-5 minutes in length)

Research and Planning work along with completed media texts are presented and evaluated in a blog.


G325:Critical Perspective in Media

This exam paper has 2 sections:

  • Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of your Production
    Evaluate your skills development during the production process and evaluate your work in relation to one of the following media concepts – genre, narrative, representation, audience and media language.
  • Section B: Contemporary Media Issues
    Complete a case study of the representation of youth in the media including links to media theory.

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