Level 3 Media Studies
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. It is especially important that we grow an awareness of how media manipulates facts and distorts events to maintain a narrative, often with a political agenda.
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 how ‘kiwi blokes’ or other identity is depicted in media and the impact that has on society.
- Writing a screenplay for an original teen drama or horror film.
- Create, film and produce a short film.
- Study a film director’s work and analyse style, message and conventions.
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.
Total Credits Available: 15 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 15
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Copywriter, Actor, Art Director, Artistic Director, Director, Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Media Producer, Production Assistant, Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Illustration and animation, Journalism, Video Game Designer and Developer, Graphic Design, Photography, Publishing, Media and Music, Museum Curator, Teacher, Editor, Software Designer, Web Design and Developer, Talent Agent, Publicist, Producer, Voice Actor, Visual Effects, Public Relations Office, Social Media Marketing, Advertising, Publishing, Promotions, Communications.,