<ul><li>Media, Film UCAS and Beyond....  </li></ul>
Media and University <ul><li>The next few slides will talk about different media courses at university </li></ul><ul><li>Y...
HE and Careers in The Media <ul><li>There are 2 routes you can take into Media Studies … </li></ul><ul><li>A general Media...
Specialised Courses <ul><li>Journalism (Broadcast/Sport/Magazine) </li></ul><ul><li>Photo- journalism </li></ul><ul><li>TV...
The Media Industry <ul><li>There are  serious skills shortages  in areas like digital technology and multiplatform capabil...
Media/Film Blog <ul><li>http://medfilmwhatnext.blogspot.com/   </li></ul>
Recommended Local Courses <ul><li>Journalism  – UCLAN </li></ul><ul><li>Media Production (Film etc..)  </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Further Afield  <ul><li>Cardiff University </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield University </li></ul><ul><li>Warwick </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE </li></ul>
Experience <ul><li>Places for good Media and Film related degrees are competitive – some experience that makes you stand o...
Apprenticeships  <ul><li>BBC Jobs North </li></ul>
Your UCAS Form <ul><li>Whether you intend to do something media related or not, you will all have to write a small section...
Aims of Session <ul><li>To think through what you could say </li></ul><ul><li>To write a draft paragraph on Media Studies ...
Purpose of Paragraph <ul><li>Before you write, be aware of what you are trying to achieve: </li></ul><ul><li>To  “sell”  y...
What Topics Have We Covered at AS Media <ul><li>Introduction to Media Language  (Induction </li></ul><ul><li>TV Drama </li...
What Topics Have We Covered in AS Film <ul><li>Introduction to Film Language, Genre and Narrative  (Induction) </li></ul><...
What Skills Have We Developed? <ul><li>Academic Skills : </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis  </li></ul><ul><li>Essay Writing  </li...
What Skills Have We Developed? <ul><li>Practical Skills : </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research </li></ul><ul><li>Planning   <...
What Skills Have We Developed? <ul><li>Personal Skills  : </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Learning  </li></ul><ul><li>Proble...
Year 13 Media Studies ... <ul><li>What are you looking forward to most in the A2 part of the course? </li></ul><ul><li>Wha...
Year 13 Film Studies <ul><li>You will expand you knowledge and understanding of film through analysis of World Cinema – Ne...
Writing Your Paragraph <ul><li>It only needs to be short , so you don’t need to cover everything –  pick what features you...
Tips and Advice <ul><li>Be precise and specific to be individual  – add an example or two as you go </li></ul><ul><li>Focu...
After Writing…. <ul><li>Read each sentence slowly to make sure it makes sense – get a friend to check it. </li></ul><ul><l...
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What Next? Media and Film Studies

  1. 1. <ul><li>Media, Film UCAS and Beyond.... </li></ul>
  2. 2. Media and University <ul><li>The next few slides will talk about different media courses at university </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Even if this is not part of your plans at this stage, it is always worth being aware what’s on offer </li></ul>
  3. 3. HE and Careers in The Media <ul><li>There are 2 routes you can take into Media Studies … </li></ul><ul><li>A general Media Studies degree (BA/BAHons) </li></ul><ul><li>( theory/ practical or a combination of both) </li></ul><ul><li>Communications and Cultural studies are often combined with this (sociology) </li></ul><ul><li>2) OR specialise in a chosen field </li></ul>
  4. 4. Specialised Courses <ul><li>Journalism (Broadcast/Sport/Magazine) </li></ul><ul><li>Photo- journalism </li></ul><ul><li>TV /Film/Radio Production (practical based degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Arts ( Arts based course – interview and portfolio or Foundation in Art required) </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Writing ( writing for TV/Film – screenwriting) </li></ul><ul><li>Animation and design </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Design </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>PR </li></ul><ul><li>Games Design </li></ul><ul><li>Webpage design </li></ul><ul><li>Business etc… </li></ul><ul><li>AND you can do combined degrees! E.g. English and Film, Spanish and Film, Media and Business Studies are some of the most common. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Media Industry <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduates now make up 73 per cent of the workforce and more than half (53 per cent) of all degrees held are media related . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Media/Film Blog <ul><li>http://medfilmwhatnext.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  7. 7. Recommended Local Courses <ul><li>Journalism – UCLAN </li></ul><ul><li>Media Production (Film etc..) </li></ul><ul><li>Salford University, </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds Met Uni, </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds University </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds Trinity , </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham, </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester Met University. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Further Afield <ul><li>Cardiff University </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield University </li></ul><ul><li>Warwick </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds </li></ul><ul><li>Newcastle </li></ul><ul><li>Loughborough </li></ul><ul><li>Goldsmiths ( London) </li></ul><ul><li>Stirling </li></ul><ul><li>Napier (Edinburgh) </li></ul><ul><li>Bournemouth (GCI and animation) </li></ul><ul><li>Kings College London </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>GUARDIAN UNIVERSITY GUIDE </li></ul>
  10. 10. Experience <ul><li>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! </li></ul><ul><li>What Can I Do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join the college newspaper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The creative writing group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Film Academy / Film Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work experience – write to local newspapers, radio stations (The Bee) media companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploit your contacts! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a blog! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write online reviews e.g. films </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a portfolio of short films etc… </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Apprenticeships <ul><li>BBC Jobs North </li></ul>
  12. 12. Your UCAS Form <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Aims of Session <ul><li>To think through what you could say </li></ul><ul><li>To write a draft paragraph on Media Studies </li></ul>
  14. 14. Purpose of Paragraph <ul><li>Before you write, be aware of what you are trying to achieve: </li></ul><ul><li>To “sell” yourself as an interesting academic prospect – to make you stand out as an individual applicant </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>To showcase your mature writing skills </li></ul>
  15. 15. What Topics Have We Covered at AS Media <ul><li>Introduction to Media Language (Induction </li></ul><ul><li>TV Drama </li></ul><ul><li>The Music Industry </li></ul><ul><li>The Foundation Portfolio (coursework) </li></ul>
  16. 16. What Topics Have We Covered in AS Film <ul><li>Introduction to Film Language, Genre and Narrative (Induction) </li></ul><ul><li>British and Hollywood Film </li></ul><ul><li>British Film and Genre - Horror </li></ul><ul><li>US Comparison Study - WOTW </li></ul><ul><li>The Creative Project and Micro analysis essay (coursework) </li></ul>
  17. 17. What Skills Have We Developed? <ul><li>Academic Skills : </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Essay Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Researching </li></ul><ul><li>Preparing and Presenting a Talk </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Note-taking </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting Information </li></ul>
  18. 18. What Skills Have We Developed? <ul><li>Practical Skills : </li></ul><ul><li>Market Research </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Using Digital Technology – cameras, editing software Creating a realistic product </li></ul><ul><li>Audience Testing </li></ul>
  19. 19. What Skills Have We Developed? <ul><li>Personal Skills : </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-solving </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>ICT Skills – blogs, PowerPoint, Slideshare, Youtube.... </li></ul><ul><li>Group Work </li></ul>
  20. 20. Year 13 Media Studies ... <ul><li>What are you looking forward to most in the A2 part of the course? </li></ul><ul><li>What further skills are you hoping to develop? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wider range of practical skills (video and print) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More creativity/ experimentation in practical projects – trying new techniques – eg? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a brand image carried across products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharper engagement in critical debate – developing and supporting points of view with more independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More independent learning skills – a lot more individualised research </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Year 13 Film Studies <ul><li>You will expand you knowledge and understanding of film through analysis of World Cinema – New Waves ( Korean and Dogme.) </li></ul><ul><li>You will study the issue of spectatorship– exploring how audiences respond to films – theory and debate ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Wider range of practical skills (video and print)- More creativity/ experimentation in film/ screenwriting projects – trying new techniques – eg? </li></ul><ul><li>Sharper engagement in critical debate – developing and supporting points of view with more independence. </li></ul><ul><li>More independent learning skills – a lot more individualised research – particularly with the Small Scale Research Projects coursework. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Writing Your Paragraph <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Tips and Advice <ul><li>Be precise and specific to be individual – add an example or two as you go </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on what interests you in this subject , what skills you feel you have learned and how these will benefit your future studies </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Write clearly and accurately. Check spelling , punctuation and grammar. </li></ul><ul><li>It should not sound like you talking to your friends but like something written – reasonably formal . </li></ul>
  24. 24. After Writing…. <ul><li>Read each sentence slowly to make sure it makes sense – get a friend to check it. </li></ul><ul><li>Scrutinise each word for spelling accuracy. </li></ul><ul><li>Read it again and ask if it would persuade you to make you an offer – ask for a second opinion! </li></ul><ul><li>Get your subject teacher to check it! </li></ul>

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