The media has become part of our everyday lives. It informs us, entertains us and has a huge influence on the way we view the world. The media is a dynamic, vibrant and essential industry that offers a whole range of exciting career opportunities to those who study it.
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form
Whilst studying this course you will examine the power of the media, its regulation, genres, and audience, while also developing practical skills through the creation of your own media products for television, magazine and other journalistic industries. You will gain hands-on experience using industry standard camera and editing equipment, and you will be encouraged to make as much use of our state-of-the-art green screen television studio as possible!
You will learn how to produce industry standard media products through practical hands on experience with specialist media equipment. You will also learn a range of analytical skills and apply them to real world case studies from our media.
This course is assessed by a combination of coursework (30% of your grade) and 2 examinations (70% of your grade).
Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work.
Media Studies could lead to a range of opportunities in both university and employment. It is an essential course for anyone wanting to work in journalism, media production, advertising or marketing. Some of our most recent students have gone on to work in the journalism, advertising, and in the television and film industries.
- Great destinations! Our alumni students now work for companies making commercials, documentaries and Oscar-winning soundtracks.
- Amazing facilities! You will gain hands-on experience with industry standard camera and editing equipment, including our green screen television studio.
- High success rates! This course has had a 100% pass rate now for the past 6 years, making A level Media Studies students some of the most successful in the College.
“The media studies course is interesting due to the wide range of interesting topics and relevant case studies we examine throughout the year”. – Adelle
“Of all my courses, media studies is the most fun and enjoyable and I always find myself looking forward to the next lesson” – David