Media Studies

In Plymouth

£ 999 + VAT

Description

  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Plymouth

  • Duration

    1 Year

Description

Free* Netbook computer for every new full-time AS level student

Facilities

Location

Starts

Plymouth (Devon)
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Kings Road, PL1 5QG

Starts

On request

To take into account

In our experience in order to be successful at this level of course you will need one of the following:

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Subjects

  • Media Studies

Course programme


Course Content

Award:
AS Level

What's it all about?:
Free* Netbook computer for every new full-time AS level student
The media has infiltrated almost every part of our lives. It affects what we read in the newspapers and magazines, how and when we watch TV, why and what we view on film, what we listen to on radio, where we surf to see the internet and how and what is advertised to us. Our fun, practical course takes a long, hard look behind the headlines to see how the media is constructed and how it seeks to influence us.

Progression:
Media studies is an enjoyable course which gives you the opportunity to develop skills in individual research, communication techniques and computer applications.The AS may be awarded as a discrete qualification providing points for entry to higher education. Successful students may progress to the one year A2 programme.

Entry Requirements:
In our experience in order to be successful at this level of course you will need one of the following:

· four to five* GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths)

· an intermediate GNVQ in a related subject

· a BTEC first diploma in a related subject

· an NVQ level 2/technical certificate in a related subject

· successful completion of an apprenticeship programme

· successful completion of the Gateway/Newstart programme

· equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

* A level candidates will be expected to have five GCSEs

Duration: One year
Run On Demand?:
No
Roll On Roll Off?:
No Course Overview
What does the course involve?:

This course introduces you to the main concepts and issues concerning the mass media.

• Unit 1: modern media forms - this module looks at how media products are constructed and how they create meaning.
• Unit 2: you will research and execute a media product of their own devising.

These units will be dealt with through detailed studies of several areas, including:
• the world of advertising
• newspapers and magazines
• television and film extracts
• internet pages
• production research using archives and the internet
• storyboarding and scriptwriting
• page layout and design • desk top publishing.

*Subject to conditions

When can I study?:
Various days and times

Are there any exams?:
• Unit 1: written examination, focusing on the creation of the meaning of media texts and the different ways in which audiences respond to media. This will account for 50% of the overall marks.
• Unit 2: you will research and execute a practical print product of their own devising. This will account for 50% of the overall marks.
Course Facts
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Start Date:
September

End Date:
June

Course Type:

Part-time

Location:
Goschen Centre

Instalments:

Material Fees:


Level:
Advanced

Course Code:
ASPT

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" courses if additional courses are taken.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees are not applicable for your course (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees).

Please note that fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2009/10 (August 2009 - July 2010). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2010/11.

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Start Date:
September

End Date:
June

Course Type:

Full-time

Location:
Goschen Centre

Course Fees:
£999 per year. If you are receiving certain benefits, you may only have to pay a material fee for 3 AS levels.

Instalments:
Instalments are available for course fees. A deposit of £249.75 per year is payable before enrolment followed by three monthly payments of £249.75 per year

Material Fees:
£20 per year for 3 AS levels.

Level:
Advanced

Course Code:
ASFT

Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" courses if additional courses are taken.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees are not applicable for your course (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees).

Please note that fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2009/10 (August 2009 - July 2010). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2010/11.

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Media Studies

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