Level 3 Media Studies

13MEST
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Distance-Learning

Year 13 Media Studies

Year 13 Media Studies Course Outline 2018 This year we will explore a range of media products, including film, television, social media, blogs, radio, newspapers, magazines and on-line publications. We will look at the changing media landscape and the influence of the media on society, as well as the influence of society on the media. Media Studies is about the active exploration, analysis, creation and enjoyment of the media and its products. 

We’ll examine the dynamic role of the media in society, how the media constructs messages about individuals, communities and cultures and how media products are produced, controlled and distributed. We will focus on analysing how media products are constructed to make media enjoyable, entertaining, persuasive and powerful. 

The course will require high levels of critical thinking, initiative and independence as well as the ability to MEET DEADLINES. 

You will need to: 

 Show commitment, motivation and self-discipline in your approach to this subject, in and out of class time. 

 Complete tasks and assignments by the set date.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91490 v3 Media Studies 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media industry
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91491 v2 Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91493 v3 Media Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91494 v2 Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91495 v2 Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 91496 v2 Media Studies 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant development in the media
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91497 v2 Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
3
I
3
Y
3w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 27

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.