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Introduction to coursework

  1. 1. Foundation Portfolio in Media 1AS Media Studies 2010
  2. 2. Introduction Your coursework task will be to research the print industry and then produce your own pages for a new music magazine. You will:  Carry out research on existing products  Produce draft designs  Complete a preliminary task  Produce your final product  Evaluate your work 2AS Media Studies 2010
  3. 3. Learning outcomes: •How to analyse a print product •How to carry out audience research •How to use Photoshop •How to design a layout •How to represent an audience and social group •How to evaluate 3AS Media Studies 2010
  4. 4. Marking Your coursework is 50% of your overall grade You will be marked out of 100 You can get up to 20 marks for research and planning You can get up to 60 marks for production You can get up to 20 marks for evaluation 4AS Media Studies 2010
  5. 5. Marking Your work will be marked against 4 different levels:  Level 1 - Minimal  Level 2 - Basic  Level 3 - Proficient  Level 4 - Excellent 5AS Media Studies 2010
  6. 6. Coursework To complete your coursework you must submit:  Complete research and planning documentation – presented in a folder or via a blog or website  Preliminary college magazine task – presented in folder or blog and submitted electronically  Front cover, contents page and double page spread – submitted electronically  Evaluation presented in a blog or a PowerPoint – submitted electronically 6AS Media Studies 2010
  7. 7. Research & Planning Your research & planning will be marked against the following criteria:  Your research into similar products and target audience  Your organisation of actors, locations, costumes and props  Your work on layouts, drafting, scripting or storyboarding.  The care you have taken in the presentation of your research and planning  Your time management 7AS Media Studies 2010
  8. 8. Production Your production skills will be marked against the following criteria:  Your framing of shots and the way you include and exclude elements as appropriate  Your skill at using a variety of shot distances as appropriate  Your ability to shoot material appropriate to the task set  Your selection of mise-en-scène including colour, figure, lighting, objects and setting  Your manipulation of photographs as appropriate to the context for presentation, including cropping and resizing 8AS Media Studies 2010
  9. 9. Production cont.  Your ability to accurately using language and register  Your skill in appropriately integrating illustration and text  Showing your understanding of conventions of layout and page design  Showing your awareness of the need for variety in fonts and text size  Your use of ICT appropriately for the task 9AS Media Studies 2010
  10. 10. Evaluation Your evaluation will be marked against the following criteria:  Your ability to refer to the choices you have made and the outcomes  Your understanding of your development from preliminary to main task  Your ability to communicate  Your skill in the use of digital technology or ICT in the evaluation. 10AS Media Studies 2010
  11. 11. Deadlines 11 Your finished project is due in on the 18th of February Your research is due in on the 29th November Your planning is due in on the 4th January Your pages must be complete by the 7th February Your evaluation must be complete by 18th February AS Media Studies 2010
  12. 12. Deadlines You will be set tasks during your first lesson of the week You will have the remainder of lesson time that week and any homework time required to complete the task Each piece of work will have a deadline Each deadline must be met Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action 12AS Media Studies 2010