3MED

Level 3 Media Studies

Course Description

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.

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 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.

Credit Information

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.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91491 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91493 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91494 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91495 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91496 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant development in the media
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91497 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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.

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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