Course Info

A Level Media Studies

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

5 GCSEs at grade C or above (to include a grade 4 in GCSE Maths or English)

Duration

2 Years

Course Content

How are films and video games regulated? What makes a film successful? How are TV dramas constructed? How do you take professional photographs? Media studies answers these questions and many more. With Manchester evolving into the media capital of the North, Media Studies will equip you not only with knowledge about how the industry functions but also how to recreate many of the influential products we see around us on a daily basis such as magazines, film trailers, TV dramas, posters and websites – all of which will give you an excellent groundingto a career in an industry that is now on our doorstep.

Media studies students have gone onto Higher Education studying media production, English, journalism, public relations, photography, sociology, psychology, teaching or simply taken media studies to the next level. Media Studies encompasses so many fields and over the two year programme you will get to experience all different sides of this dynamic and ever changing industry. You will study: Advertising and Marketing, Film, Music Videos, Newspapers, Radio and Video games in the first year of the course, whilst also being given the opporunity to learn editing and production skills throughout industry Adobe pacakage suites such as Photoshop, Premier Pro, Adobe Audition, illustrator etc.

In year 2 your knowledge and production skills are broadened even more, working on practical units for coursework and also delving into learning further media platforms such as TV, Magazines and Online Media.

Special Features

Oscars awards ceremony, End of year show, various media related trips

Course Format

Full time programme

Progression

Students may progress onto University to study the subject at a higher level. After University past students have worked for the Cornerhouse, marketing department, become Teachers and Journalists. Studnets can alternatively progress onto apprenticeships after college finding direct links and pathways to work into the media industry