A Level Media Studies is designed to enhance your enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of the media and its role in your daily life. The course introduces you both to media ideas and the practice of production, which gives you the chance to develop a real understanding of media platforms, the contemporary media landscape, and the influential role of the media in today's society.
Year 1 modules include:
- Investigating Media - assessed via an external exam
- Creating Media - assessed via coursework
Year 2 modules include:
- Critical Perspectives - assessed via an external exam
- Media Research and Production - assessed via coursework
Coursework offers you the opportunity to study a media topic and produce a linked production piece in response.
The course is a mixture of media theory and practical skills. You will learn how to analyse media texts in terms of genre and narrative, looking at the issues of representation, ideology, audiences, and institutions.
You will have the opportunity to work with digital video equipment, as well as take part in work experience at Loughborough Students' Union on professional radio, television, and music studio equipment
- GCSE English Language at grade B/5
- All Loughborough Sixth Form College courses have minimum entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language and Maths.
Media Studies naturally lead to careers in journalism, marketing, advertising, or public relations; however, an awareness of how the world of media works can also support other careers, such as social work, law, medicine, and education.
By knowing how the media operates, you'll be able to decode messages more skilfully and engage with topics that interest you.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.
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