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  • 1. Media Studies A2 Course
  • 2. TWO UNITS:1. G324: Advanced Portfolio in Media (Coursework)2. G325: Critical Perspectives (Exam)Each is worth 50% of the final grade
  • 3. Coursework Details
    • 1.G324: Advanced Portfolio in Media
    • 4. Promotion Package (60 marks)
    • 5. Evidence of planning & research (20 marks)
    • 6. Evaluation (20 marks)
  • The Promotion Package consists of THREE products:
    Main Task (40 marks):
    a teaser trailer
    2 Ancillary Tasks (10 marks each):
    1. a film magazine front cover, featuring your film
    2. a poster for your film
    (60 marks in total)
  • 7. You will edit your teaser trailer using Final Cut Express
    You will use Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to make the ancillary texts
    A planning and research blog and evaluation are required
  • 8. Evaluation questions (only 4)
    • In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
    • 9. How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?
    • 10. What have you learnt from your audience feedback?
    • 11. How did you use new media technologies in the construction and research, planning and evaluation stages?
  • So your main aim is to create advertising materials for a new filmin order to construct an audience (= money) for it
    The examiners want there to a be a clear RELATIONSHIP between all 3 products
    They want you to create a BRAND IDENTITY
  • 12. Module 2
    G325: Critical Perspectives
    EXAM 2 Hours
    There are two sections to this paper:
    Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production (50 marks)
    Section B: Contemporary Media Issues (50 marks)
  • 13. IMPORTANT NOTE:The G325 exam has 2 sectionsIn the first section of the exam you will be writing about your AS & A2 COURSEWORK
  • 14. Section A has two compulsory questions:
    Question 1a asks you to describe and evaluate your skills development over the course of all your production work, from AS to A2.
    In the examination, questions will be posed using one or two of the following categories:
  • 15.
    • Digital Technology
    • 16. Creativity
    • 17. Research and planning
    • 18. Post-production
    • 19. Using conventions from real media texts
    .
  • 20. Question 1b asks you to select one production (i.e. either AS or A2 work) and evaluate it in relation to one of the following media concepts:
  • Section B: Contemporary Media Issues
    Our Set Topic: Media in the On-Line Age
    You will show understanding of contemporary media texts, industries, audiences and debates. This understanding must combine knowledge of at least two media and a range of texts, industries, audiences and debates