The media has become part of our everyday lives. It informs us, entertains us and can even influence our views on the world, often without us even realising it. The media is a dynamic, vibrant and, due to advancements in technology, often instant industry, that offers lots of exciting career opportunities.
Duration: Two years (Linear)
Starting date: September 2017
Location: SRC Bede
What will you do?
This course will enable you to examine the power of the media, its regulation, genres, and audience, while also developing practical skills by creating your own media products for television, magazine and other journalistic industries.
How will I learn?
You will learn through a combination of practical hands on experience with specialist media production equipment and through close analysis of real world case studies that deal with race, gender and age within the media. The course will involve four 70 minute lessons per week.
How am I assessed?
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examination work.
Choosing Media Studies could lead to a range of exciting opportunities in both education and work. You could go on to be a journalist, producer, researcher, or work within the marketing and advertising industry.
GCSE English grade C/4 or above is preferable.
What else do I need to know?
This course will give you hands-on experience using industry standard camera and editing equipment and you will be encouraged to make use of our state-of-the-art green screen television studio.
Reasons to join us:
Our students have gone on to do some amazing things after studying at SRC Bede. Our students now work for advertising companies making commercials for Tescos, they have made documentaries in the Middle East and they have recorded Oscar winning soundtracks for Hollywood film. Media studies has a very high level of achievement and is a very enjoyable course.