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Critical perspectives intro

  1. 1. G325 Exam Critical Perspectives Overview <ul><li>Aim of this unit is to assess knowledge & understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates </li></ul><ul><li>2 hour exam </li></ul><ul><li>Two sections (100 marks in total) </li></ul><ul><li>Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production (50 marks) </li></ul><ul><li>Section B: Contemporary Media Issues (50 marks) </li></ul>
  2. 2. Outline of Section A <ul><li>You will answer to 2 compulsory questions </li></ul><ul><li>Question 1 (a) – describe & evaluate skills developed in the coursework including both AS & A2 </li></ul><ul><li>Question 1 (b) – identify one production and evaluate it in relation to one theoretical concept </li></ul>
  3. 3. Section A – 50 marks Theoretical Evaluation of Production
  4. 4. Question 1 (a) – 30 min essay <ul><li>The list of practices to which questions will relate is as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Digital technology </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Research & Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Post-production </li></ul><ul><li>Using conventions from real media texts </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question 1 (b) – 30 min essay <ul><li>The list of concepts to which questions will relate is as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative </li></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Media Language </li></ul>
  6. 6. Exam Questions for Section A <ul><li>Question 1 (a) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Digital technology turns media consumers into media producers”. In your own experience, how has your creativity developed through using digital technology to complete your coursework productions? </li></ul><ul><li>Question 1 (b) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Media texts rely on cultural experiences in order for audiences to easily make sense of narratives”. Explain how you used conventional and / or experimental narrative approaches in one of your production pieces. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Section B – 50 marks Contemporary Media Issues
  8. 8. Outline of Section B <ul><li>There will be two questions to choose from </li></ul><ul><li>This section requires an understanding of contemporary media texts, industries, audiences and debates </li></ul><ul><li>You must have knowledge of at least two media and a range of texts </li></ul>
  9. 9. Media and Collective Identity <ul><li>How do the contemporary media represent nations, regions and ethnic/social/collective groups of people in different ways? </li></ul><ul><li>How does contemporary representation compare to previous time periods? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the implications of different media representations of groups of people? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent is human identity increasingly ‘mediated’? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Exam Questions for Section B <ul><li>Discuss the contemporary representation of a nation, region or social group in the media, using specific textual examples from at least two media to support your answer. </li></ul><ul><li>How far does the representation of a particular social group change over time ? Refer to at least two media in your answer. </li></ul>