Level 3 Media Studies

3MED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Barker

Recommended Prior Learning

At least 10 credits in Level 2 Media Studies and/or at least 10 credits in Level 2 English.



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.]


Faculties:

English


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Television Presenter, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Film/Television Camera Operator, Journalist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Communications Professional, Film and Video Editor, Lighting Technician, Sound Technician, Marketing Specialist, Advertising Specialist, Market Research Analyst

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.


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.