MED100

Level 1 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher to contact with questions: Ms C. Last

Media Studies is about the active exploration, analysis, creation and enjoyment of the media and its products. It examines the dynamic role of media in our society, how the media constructs messages about individuals, communities and cultures and how media products are produced, controlled and distributed. 

This course combines theory and analysis of how media influences audiences through film, music and advertising as well as giving creative opportunities to produce media content.

The course will  cover:

  • Surveying and studying how different aged people interact with the internet.
  • Analysing visual language and manipulation in advertising. 
  • A close study of a genre such as superhero films, disaster films, teen dramas or sitcom TV shows. 
  • Producing a plan to produce a music video.
  • Production of a music video. 

Pathway

Recommended Prior Learning

An interest in watching films, reading about films, watching TV and online streaming platforms as well as gaming, YouTube and advertising.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90989 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how individuals interact with the media
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 90990 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of selected elements of media text(s)
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90992 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of characteristics of a media genre
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90993 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.5 - Produce a design and plan for a media product using a specified range of conventions
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90994 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.6 - Complete a media product from a design and plan using a specified range of conventions
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 3