Level 2 Media Studies

2MED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Barker

Recommended Prior Learning

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


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.]


Faculties:

English


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Pathway

Level 3 Media Studies

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.


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.