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Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College

Part Time Media Studies - AS

Coleg Sir Gâr Carmarthenshire College
In Llanelli ()

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Typology A Level
Duration 1 Year
  • A Level
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

This course offers a framework through which students can study the distinctive contributions which the mass media make to their understanding and enjoyment of the world in which they live. Through a variety of approaches to the changing media environment students will develop a critical and analytical approach to the range of media texts as well as the media institutions which create

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· Requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including English Language and/or Media Studies at a minimum of grade B. Students should also have an interest in television, journalism, media and films. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.

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Course programme

Awarding Body

Welsh Joint Education Committee

Course Content

This course offers a framework through which students can study the distinctive contributions which the mass media make to their understanding and enjoyment of the world in which they live. Through a variety of approaches to the changing media environment students will develop a critical and analytical approach to the range of media texts as well as the media institutions which create and circulate them.

Course Features

Learners are exposed to a range of Media Texts, both print-based and audio-visual.

Provides opportunity to develop strong communication skills - both oral and written.

Teaching staff exhibit high level of expertise in Media/Film.

Range of both examination and coursework based assessment.

Provides a sound basis for progression into Higher Education.

Increases understanding of the world in which we live.

Provides opportunity to develop practice-based skills

The course is delivered through a range of teaching styles.

Offers a creative and dynamic learning experience.

Appropriate facilities to enhance learning experience.
Career Prospects and Progression

A Levels provide an excellent basis for progression to Higher level qualifications such as degrees or Higher National Diplomas. There are a number of careers directly related to Media Studies including Television Researcher, Journalism, TV and Radio Presenter, TV Production Assistant. Other careers where the skills developed through Media Studies might be useful would include Public Relations Officer, Marketing Manager, Information Assistant, Arts Administrator, Editorial Assistant.

Modules

Unit 1: Modern Media Forms. Unit 2: Media Representations and Reception. Unit 3: Making Media Texts. Unit 4: Investigating Media Texts. Unit 5: Changing Media Industries. Unit 6: Text and Context

Method of Assessment

The course is assessed by both coursework and examinations.

Course Length

AS - 1 Year Full A Level 2 Years

Time of Delivery

Daytime

Campus

Graig Campus

Bilingual Provision

This course can be studied in English only

Entry Requirements

Normally students 16 - 19 years of age will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A* - C including English Language and/or Media Studies at a minimum of grade B. Students should also have an interest in television, journalism, media and films. Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Faculty.

Full-time or Part-time

Full Time and Part Time


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