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Please find attached our first lesson introducing the Media course and coursework expectations. Miss Beckles

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Introduction to coursework

  1. 1. Starter- Introduce yourselves! • Why did you choose Media Studies? • What do you expect from the course? • How are you going to achieve/ exceed your target grade in Media? 1
  2. 2. Introduction to AS Media Studies Learning Objective: • To go through the course outline in particular the Foundation Portfolio in Media AS Media Studies 2013 2
  3. 3. 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 3
  4. 4. Learning outcomes: •How to analyse a print product •How to carry out audience research •How to use indesign •How to design a layout •How to represent an audience and social group •How to evaluate 4
  5. 5. 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 5
  6. 6. Marking Your work will be marked against 4 different levels:  Level 1 - Minimal  Level 2 - Basic  Level 3 - Proficient  Level 4 - Excellent 6
  7. 7. Coursework To complete your coursework you must submit:  Complete research and planning documentation – presented via a blog.  Preliminary school/ college magazine task – presented in a blog and submitted electronically  Front cover, contents page and double page spread – submitted electronically (via a blog)  Evaluation presented in a blog– submitted electronically 7
  8. 8. 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 8
  9. 9. 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 9
  10. 10. 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 10
  11. 11. 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. 11
  12. 12. Deadlines 12 Your finished project is due in on the 10th February 2014 Your research is due in on the 24th October Your planning is due in on the 20th December 2013 Your pages must be complete by the 20th January 2014 Your evaluation must be complete by 3rd February 2014
  13. 13. 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 13
  14. 14. Look at examples of work • http://harrissouthnorwoodmediastudies.blogs • http://harrisacademypurley6thformmediablog AS Media Studies 2009 14