MED200

Level 2 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher to contact with questions: Ms C. Last

Media Studies has never been more relevant to our lives than in this age of ever changing technology and media content. The subject offers 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, news media and advertising as well as giving creative opportunities to produce media content.

This course will cover:

  • A study of damaging gender stereotypes in music videos, advertising and film. 
  • Adaptation of a short story into a screenplay or create an original screenplay. 
  • Creation of a short narrative film or film trailer.  
  • Close analysis of film conventions in a feature film or short film. 
  • A study of how a specific genre has evolved over time. This may be: science fiction, superhero films, 'coming of age' dramas, or movie franchises.    



Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B5/1B8 Exercise book OR refill and ringbinder

Recommended Prior Learning

An interest in the news, 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. 91107 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.10 - Analyse aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, supported by evidence
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91250 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91251 v5
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91253 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.6 - Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91255 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.8 - Write developed media text for a specific target audience
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0