A Level Media Studies

The media play a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. The shape our perceptions of the world through the representations, ideas and points of view they offer and have real relevance and importance in our lives today, providing us with ways to communicate, forms on cultural expression and the ability to participate in key aspects of society.

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You will study a wide range of media products, undertaking detailed analysis of how the media communicate meanings in a variety of froms. You will debate the social, cultural and economic relevance and impact of the media as well as the way TV, radio, film, news, music, publishing, social media, advertising and games are constructed to better understand the powerful and complex messages we receive. You will also develop photography and design skills using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign as well as developing web and film skills. 

Where will it take me?

Successful completion of the course can lead to further study or employment in all areas of lens-based and visual arts including art foundation, media, film, multimedia, graphic design, journalism, advertising, illustration, PR, etc. 

A Level Media Studies
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