The AS Level / A Level Media Studies is a full-time course located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA). This course focuses on many things you already know and enjoy such as films, TV programmes, music and advertisements. We will teach you how to consider such products critically, thinking analytically about how they are created and consumed. Media Studies also involves practical work, where you learn the techniques involved for the production of your own media text. You might produce pop videos, TV commercials, magazine advertisements, computer animation, websites and documentary videos. Above all, you should become more conscious of your media consumption habits and more inclined to question what you are consuming.
Applying for A Levels? Click Apply Now on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying, complete the online application form and then book an Information Evening to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices. You can then choose your subjects on the night!
A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above. GCSE in Media studies is an advantage although it is not mandatory.
With access to two onsite editing suites, industry standard software and a professional studio to develop your practical work, working as part of a production team as well as individually, this course will prepare you for further studies in media, journalism, broadcasting and communication at higher education or employment within the broadcasting industries, you may even want to work for yourself and develop your own media company.
Media related equipment. Portable storage device e.g Hardrive (carry case) memory stick. Headphones preferably cans. Refundable deposit for use of all other media equipment e.g video cameras, photography cameras, tripods, lighting and all other studio