What is the Media? In the strictest meaning of the work, a Medium is a channel of communication. Media is the plural of Medium, and simply refers to more than onechannel of communication. The Media also refers to the industries which produce media products such as newspapers, films, the internet, television and computer games.
What is the Media? The Media includes the following industries : Print and Electronic Publishing (newspapers, comics, magazines) Moving Image (television, film, video) Radio New Media (web based technology) Advertising and Marketing Music News
My Expectations of A Level Media. I have very high expectations. Your Media Work MUST look professional at all times. I expect all work to be handed in on time. Listening to one another!Everyone in this class has a right to an opinion, and everyone respects one another. A high level of motivation and enthusiasm. You chose this subject! Taking part in extra-curricular media activities – showing an initiative for your future. (Film Club and Media Club….Coming soon).
What makes a good Media Studies Student? Creative, artistic, imaginative – good written skills and art skills are a must! You love television, film and popular culture – what’s hot and what’s not. Please watch more television, films, adverts! You love to discuss new game-shows, sitcoms, video games – then discuss their appeal. You read lots of different magazines and newspapers regularly. You watch award shows like the Soap Awards or Oscars. You’re interested in trends in society. You want to design storyboards, new newspapers, film and edit movie trailers. You might want to work in the media in the future or study this at college or university. YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE HIGH GRADES – YOU MEET DEADLINES.
AQA A LEVEL MEDIA STUDIES MEST 3 – EXAM UNIT: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES This Unit is worth 50% of the course. (80 marks).
MEST 3 2 Hour Written Examination Two Sections: A – three compulsory questions on unseen stimulus pieces B – one essay from a choice of two topics.
Monday Mornings P1 (50 Minutes) This lesson will always be learning about a Media Theory in preparation for Section A of the examination. It’s vital you keep these notes to hand to use for revision in the summer. You will study more complex media theories and debates than AS Media. (Semiotics, Marxism, Genre Theories).
Independent Learning You will choose a representation and an aspect of digital media to study – they should all be different. You will then use your notes and research to answer questions in the exam.
Examples Representation: Research into, and documentation of, the treatment of refugees in a variety of British newspapers. Digital Media: YouTube Case Study
High Expectations I expect individual, independent and autonomous learning. You need to take responsibility for researching, producing and evaluating your work. My role is to advise and facilitate – not tell you what to do.