Media StudiesJRCS Open Evening13th September 2012 Joanne – A Level Media Studies 2010
“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power tomake the innocent guilty andto make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses”
What is Media Studies?• Should violent computer games be banned?• Can Facebook, Twitter, and BBM be blamed for the London riots?• Do celebrities make good role models?• How are music videos produced?• Is the BBC good value for money?• Why are cigarette adverts banned, but not alcohol adverts? Amy – A Level Media Studies 2010
What is Media Studies? Media Studies gives students the opportunity to study a wide range of new media texts, including: Newspapers Websites Magazines Films TV Computer games Animation Radio Advertising
Media Studies studentsworking with professionaldirector Jake Wynne to make amusic video
What are the benefits of Media Studies?• Students learn to see when the media are manipulating them or others with, for example, advertising techniques;• Students learn to understand how the media stereotypes groups of people, and how this affects the way people see those groups;• Students learn to produce various types of media texts, such as magazines, music videos, radio broadcasts, and short films.
What do students study? • In Y7-9: Students are introduced to Media Studies as a part of the English curriculum; • In Y10 & Y11: All students study the media as a part of the GCSE English syllabus, and Media Studies is offered as a GCSE option; • Post-16: Students have the opportunity to study Media Studies at AS and A Level.
M magazine cover, producedby Amy Jordan (GCSE MediaStudies student)
Hits magazine cover, producedby Danielle Coulson-West(GCSE Media Studies student)
GCSE Media Studies studentstaking photographs formagazine covers
Media Studies studentsworking with professionaldirector Jake Wynne
“The people will believewhat the media tells them they believe.” George Orwell