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A Level, Level 3

Media Studies

The Media Studies course is designed to enhance your enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the media industry and its role in your daily life.

You will view and analyse a variety of media genres and develop practical skills. You will get the chance to engage with diverse topics such as stereotyping, horror and visual communication in the media industry and explore varied, engaging and exciting content. This will support you to build research and problem-solving skills as well as developing and extending your creative visual work. You will also refine your debating skills through the discussion of current and growing media issues from a range of alternative perspectives.

You will study a range of media industry aspects, including:

  • Television
  • Film
  • Music video
  • Advertising
  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Video games

In addition, the course examines the issues surrounding audience, as well as the role of key concepts such as representations in the media and film while gaining an in depth understanding the industry.

Through the practical element of the course, you will learn industry standard software such as Adobe Premiere, Indesign and Illustrator, to enable skills development of film editing, animation and print graphics. Photography and journalism skills will also be embedded through the course and you will have use of our industry led photography studio.

On successful completion, many of our students go on to study media-related degrees at university or remain with Selby College on our HND and Top Up programmes to gain degree level qualification.

Potential Careers

  • Journalist
  • Social Media Manager
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Media Planner
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Film Director
  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Director of Photography
  • Press photographer
  • Advertising Art director
  • Graphic Communications
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Animation
  • Media Production

5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including English Language and Maths

70% Exam, 30% Coursework

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