Chichester Language College

Media Studies A level AS

Chichester Language College
In Chichester

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Typology A Level
Location Chichester
  • A Level
  • Chichester
Description

Media studies considers the vast range of media platforms available today. The subject is analytically based and you will learn how to 'read' media texts for possible meanings. Assessment is split 50/50 exam based and coursework. Coursework will focus on print based texts.

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Starts Location
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Chichester
37a South Street, PO19 1EL, West Sussex, England
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Starts On request
Location
Chichester
37a South Street, PO19 1EL, West Sussex, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Media
Media Studies

Course programme

What you need to know
How will I study?

You will study a wide range of media through textual analysis of media texts from a range of diverse platforms. This will include the study of visual and technical codes, narrative, genre, language and mode of address. You will consider how different groups of people, events and issues are represented in the media and how audiences are targeted, receive, interact and respond to the media. Basic Photoshop will be taught to produce print based texts.
How will I be taught?

Presentations will accompany most lessons and will be available afterwards on the college intranet for revision purposes. There will be some full screenings (although we are not a Film Appreciation Society so don't expect this most lessons). Individual and group creative activities, written assignments/timed questions to improve written communication skills and lots of interactive discussion (crucial to understand the viewpoints of others). Computer tuition in Photoshop and creative design.
How will I be assessed?

Formative assessment will be through a variety of methods, including timed questions, an essay based exam and related pieces of coursework. Summative assessment with be through a 2 1/2 hour written exam and three pieces of coursework (equal weighting)

Additional information

Five highlights










It broadens your awareness of the world around you.
Creates an awareness to the power of the Media today.
Offers understanding of others and a variety of viewpoints.
Develops communication and written skills.
Encourages creativity, not just in practical work but also of thought.

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