Year 13 Media Studies
Teacher in Charge: B. O'Rourke
This course will be co-constructed at the beginning of the year with student’s interests, future career and learning needs, and level of production skills in mind. Students will have the choice of two internal assignments (close reading media texts for different meanings or script/feature writing) along with the two interlocked production assignments. In the past, students have made short film documentaries that meet a brief, made a radio documentary or produced their own short 3 Act film. There will be one external examination. This may involve the study of a media industry and will have a careers focus or you may explore the interrelationship between a film genre and a particular society in a defined time era. Students have the option to integrate three of their internal assessments eg: to write a film screenplay that they will use for their two production assessments.
• Students will develop their use of web-based tools, skills in using audio and editing software programmes, and camera etc equipment.
• Students' critical thinking skills will be developed as ideas are explored, analysed and evaluated in a range of media texts.
Contributions and Equipment
Specific requirements for this class are:
1B8 Exercise Book
32GB Flash drive
There may be an optional cost for engaging an outside provider for a production workshop to be held out of school time.
Recommended Prior Learning
Level 2 Media Studies and English are an advantage
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.
television, radio, print journalism, producers, directors, art designers, production runners, cinematographers, videographers, advertising, social media specialists, drone operator, camera operator, event management, video and film editors, copywriters, print editors, costumers, prop makers, animator, communication, public relations, policy advisors, scriptwriter, planners, digital marketing, graphic designers, digital web design, programmers, media analysts, brand marketing, creatives, client liaison, account directors, market researchers, video game designer, Production Assistant, radio host, campaign executive, composer/musician, sound recordist, digital engineer, lighting technician, researcher, location manager, actor,