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Full Time - To be arranged
This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme
A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme
Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.
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Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
Media and communications are among the world’s largest industries. This course begins the process of understanding what at first seems very familiar to us – television, films, radio, newspapers and magazines.
You will require 5 GCSEs at Grades A*- C including English Language. You do not need to have studied Media at GCSE.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
What will I study?
At AS Level we learn how media forms are constructed and the importance of digital technology and media convergence. You will learn by deconstructing media texts such as magazine covers, film trailers, adverts, TV programmes & websites. You will also learn how these are interpreted by different audiences.
For the practical part of the course you will create your own media products, including magazine front covers and a magazine article.
During A2, you will study three different media industries in depth: Film, gaming and television. We will analyse different media texts and apply media theories to specific texts. The coursework involves an extended research essay and a production pieces which can include DVD or CD covers and marketing material.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by 50% examination and 50% coursework
Career Opportunities and Progression
On successful completion of this course many learners apply to and are offered places at university or one of the creative apprenticeships.