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AS Media Studies, with 50 per cent of the course devoted to coursework, is designed to build upon your existing knowledge and understanding of media. In the Foundation Portfolio unit, you will have the opportunity to develop sophisticated technical skills using Photoshop and InDesign; gain an understanding of industry practices and then reflect on and evaluate your own work in relation to real media output. The written exam paper assesses textual analysis skills and your understanding of the 5 key concepts in Media Studies which are:
An in depth case study of the radio industry explores production processes, distribution strategies, use of technologies and the relationship with audience reception and consumption.
G321: Foundation Portfolio
This is a coursework unit. Students create pages from a new music magazine using original images and text. Finished pages are evaluated in a blog.
G322: Key Media Concepts (TV Drama)
This exam paper has 2 sections: