2MED

Level 2 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Barker

This subject will interest those who are keen to explore the world around them, examine the landscape of media culture and become aware of how it shapes us and how we shape it. 

Throughout the year and with a strong psychology lens, students will engage with representation of groups of people within media and how perceptions are created and manipulated. We will critically analyse how aspects of a film genre have developed and changed. Students will also plan and produce their own short film or instructional video, as well as exploring journalism through a feature article. 

Creative abilities combined with a critical understanding of the visual media can lead to careers in academia, advertising, communications, publishing, marketing and promotional work, television and film, journalism, public relations.

Media Studies examines the roles that various forms of media play in society and culture, content, and technology as well as policy and industries, media audiences, media technologies, and media history. [Victoria University]

*Footage in the video is from past and present Media Studies students of Lynfield College.


For more information about where Media Studies can take you, check out the links to tertiary providers below.

AUT
Auckland University
Canterbury
Massey University
Media Design School
NZ Broadcasting School
Otago
South Seas
Te Auaha
Toi Whakaari
Victoria University
Waikato
Wintec


"Media literacy, or the ability to decode and process media messages, is especially important in today’s media-saturated society. Because media messages are constructed with particular aims in mind, a media-literate individual will interpret them with a critical eye. Advertisements, bias, spin, and misinformation are all things to look forMedia literacy, or the ability to decode and process media messages, is especially important in today’s media-saturated society. Because media messages are constructed with particular aims in mind, a media-literate individual will interpret them with a critical eye. Advertisements, bias, spin, and misinformation are all things to look for." [University of Minneapolis Libraries.]

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 10 credits in Level 1 English is recommended. However this could be discussed with the Teacher in Charge. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students need a 16GB SD card.
They also need out-of-school access to a computer and internet.
Students may use their own camera equipment if they prefer.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91250 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91251 v5
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91252 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.5 - Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91253 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.6 - Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91255 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.8 - Write developed media text for a specific target audience
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.

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