What is Media Studies?Every aspect of our lives is touched by mediawhether it is your Friday night DVD, checkingwho is tweeting what on your smartphone orreading the day’s headlines in the paper.Studying media involves changing the wayyou look at the world by understanding howdifferent media work. But, you also get tochange how others look at the world bymaking your own media products!
What do will you do?• One exam on two topics 1. Action Adventure Films 2.Television Comedies• Group Production Project • Advertising Campaign• Individual Production Project 1. Choice of media product 2. Essay
Examples of Individual ProjectsOur current students have produced all sortsof media projects, some examples are:• Documentary on bullying• Website for a Lady Gaga album• Design for a new female gaming hero
Examples of individual essaysStudents have to analyse media texts in depth in anessay. Here are some examples:• Representation of gender in three music videos by Madonna, Lady Gaga and Eminem• Use of documentary conventions in TV and short film: Educating Essex, I remember Lebanon• Exploration of mental health in Eastenders and Hollyoaks
What else will you learn?• As well as developing media skills, you will also learn how to: • Conducting research • Project planning • Leading a team • Working independently • Thinking critically • Relate texts to their social context
So, what do you need…If you:• Like challenging how you see the world• Enjoy working on long term projects• Can express your ideas and ask difficult questions• Want to analyse films, TV, advertising and moreThen Media Studies is for you!