Level 3 Media Studies
Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Wagner
LEARNING ACTIVITIES: This course takes an in depth look at how media of old and new communicate messages and ideas to audiences. Students will learn to read media critically, interpret sub-textual messages, research media issues, produce crafted feature writing and create a media product of their choice. We also study the horror genre. It is not necessary to have previous experience in any of the Media Studies courses. However, students should have solid writing skills and an interest in current events, the media and how these shape the world around us. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to pursue further study in the media field or the humanities.
Creative abilities combined with a critical understanding of the visual media can lead to careers in advertising, academia, communications, publishing, marketing and promotional work, television and film, journalism, public relations.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students need a 16 GB SD card. They also need out-of-school access to a computer and internet. Students may use
their own camera equipment if they prefer.
Recommended Prior Learning
At least 12 credits in Level 2 Media Studies and/or at least 12 credits in Level 2 English.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
It is the policy of Lynfield College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.