Level 3 Media Studies

13MED
Course Description

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Disclaimer

POLICY
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.