Level 3 Media Studies
Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Barker
We live in a media saturated world. Taking Media Studies will help students to read media critically, interpret sub-textual messages, research media issues, produce crafted feature writing and create a media product of their choice.
We apply film theories to studied texts, usually of the same genre which allows an exploration of how film and society work together. The main part of the year is spent writing, planning, filming and editing a short film.
Previous submissions of this 10 credit internal, have gone on to win at national and international film festivals.
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.
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.
*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.
"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 2 Media Studies and/or at least 10 credits in Level 2 English.
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.
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.
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