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UCAS Guidance for AS Media and Film Studies

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    What Next? Media and Film Studies What Next? Media and Film Studies Presentation Transcript

      • Media, Film UCAS and Beyond....
    • Media and University
      • The next few slides will talk about different media courses at university
      • You may be considering doing media or something media-related at university ( many of our students do!) and may like some advice to get you started on finding the right course for you
      • Even if this is not part of your plans at this stage, it is always worth being aware what’s on offer
    • HE and Careers in The Media
      • There are 2 routes you can take into Media Studies …
      • A general Media Studies degree (BA/BAHons)
      • ( theory/ practical or a combination of both)
      • Communications and Cultural studies are often combined with this (sociology)
      • 2) OR specialise in a chosen field
    • Specialised Courses
      • Journalism (Broadcast/Sport/Magazine)
      • Photo- journalism
      • TV /Film/Radio Production (practical based degree)
      • Visual Arts ( Arts based course – interview and portfolio or Foundation in Art required)
      • Creative Writing ( writing for TV/Film – screenwriting)
      • Animation and design
      • Graphic Design
      • Advertising
      • PR
      • Games Design
      • Webpage design
      • Business etc…
      • AND you can do combined degrees! E.g. English and Film, Spanish and Film, Media and Business Studies are some of the most common.
    • The Media Industry
      • There are serious skills shortages in areas like digital technology and multiplatform capability, broadcast engineering, business and commercial know-how, visual effects and craft-orientated jobs.
      • Graduates now make up 73 per cent of the workforce and more than half (53 per cent) of all degrees held are media related .
    • Media/Film Blog
      • http://medfilmwhatnext.blogspot.com/
    • Recommended Local Courses
      • Journalism – UCLAN
      • Media Production (Film etc..)
      • Salford University,
      • Leeds Met Uni,
      • Leeds University
      • Leeds Trinity ,
      • Birmingham,
      • Manchester Met University.
    • Further Afield
      • Cardiff University
      • Sheffield University
      • Warwick
      • Leeds
      • Newcastle
      • Loughborough
      • Goldsmiths ( London)
      • Stirling
      • Napier (Edinburgh)
      • Bournemouth (GCI and animation)
      • Kings College London
      • GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE
    • Experience
      • Places for good Media and Film related degrees are competitive – some experience that makes you stand out from the crowd and shows a commitment to the subject beyond the classroom is a must!
      • What Can I Do?
        • Join the college newspaper
        • The creative writing group
        • Film Academy / Film Club
        • Work experience – write to local newspapers, radio stations (The Bee) media companies
        • Exploit your contacts!
        • Write a blog!
        • Write online reviews e.g. films
        • Create a portfolio of short films etc…
    • Apprenticeships
      • BBC Jobs North
    • Your UCAS Form
      • Whether you intend to do something media related or not, you will all have to write a small section on Media Studies in your UCAS Personal Statement.
    • Aims of Session
      • To think through what you could say
      • To write a draft paragraph on Media Studies
    • Purpose of Paragraph
      • Before you write, be aware of what you are trying to achieve:
      • To “sell” yourself as an interesting academic prospect – to make you stand out as an individual applicant
      • To show how Media Studies has helped prepare you for your chosen course of study – angle I to what you will be doing at uni
      • To showcase your mature writing skills
    • What Topics Have We Covered at AS Media
      • Introduction to Media Language (Induction
      • TV Drama
      • The Music Industry
      • The Foundation Portfolio (coursework)
    • What Topics Have We Covered in AS Film
      • Introduction to Film Language, Genre and Narrative (Induction)
      • British and Hollywood Film
      • British Film and Genre - Horror
      • US Comparison Study - WOTW
      • The Creative Project and Micro analysis essay (coursework)
    • What Skills Have We Developed?
      • Academic Skills :
      • Analysis
      • Essay Writing
      • Researching
      • Preparing and Presenting a Talk
      • Evaluation Skills
      • Note-taking
      • Presenting Information
    • What Skills Have We Developed?
      • Practical Skills :
      • Market Research
      • Planning
      • Using Digital Technology – cameras, editing software Creating a realistic product
      • Audience Testing
    • What Skills Have We Developed?
      • Personal Skills :
      • Independent Learning
      • Problem-solving
      • Organisation
      • Time Management
      • Communication Skills
      • ICT Skills – blogs, PowerPoint, Slideshare, Youtube....
      • Group Work
    • Year 13 Media Studies ...
      • What are you looking forward to most in the A2 part of the course?
      • What further skills are you hoping to develop?
        • Wider range of practical skills (video and print)
        • More creativity/ experimentation in practical projects – trying new techniques – eg?
        • Creating a brand image carried across products
        • Sharper engagement in critical debate – developing and supporting points of view with more independence
        • More independent learning skills – a lot more individualised research
    • Year 13 Film Studies
      • You will expand you knowledge and understanding of film through analysis of World Cinema – New Waves ( Korean and Dogme.)
      • You will study the issue of spectatorship– exploring how audiences respond to films – theory and debate ideas.
      • Wider range of practical skills (video and print)- More creativity/ experimentation in film/ screenwriting projects – trying new techniques – eg?
      • Sharper engagement in critical debate – developing and supporting points of view with more independence.
      • More independent learning skills – a lot more individualised research – particularly with the Small Scale Research Projects coursework.
    • Writing Your Paragraph
      • It only needs to be short , so you don’t need to cover everything – pick what features you think most relate to your chosen course of study
      • If you hope to apply for a media-related course, you will probably wish to write a little more than if you are not and will comment on media related skills
      • If not applying for a media-related course, focus on elements of the course that relate closest to the courses you are applying for – the transferable skills.
    • Tips and Advice
      • Be precise and specific to be individual – add an example or two as you go
      • Focus on what interests you in this subject , what skills you feel you have learned and how these will benefit your future studies
      • If you have chosen a media related degree course, you will need to state why you have chosen this course . You could also state what job you hope to pursue at the end of the course and why.
      • If you have chosen a non-media degree, try to state how you think what you have learnt in this subject will help you in your chosen course.
      • Write clearly and accurately. Check spelling , punctuation and grammar.
      • It should not sound like you talking to your friends but like something written – reasonably formal .
    • After Writing….
      • Read each sentence slowly to make sure it makes sense – get a friend to check it.
      • Scrutinise each word for spelling accuracy.
      • Read it again and ask if it would persuade you to make you an offer – ask for a second opinion!
      • Get your subject teacher to check it!