Intro to Post Modernism

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Intro to Post Modernism

  1. 1. A2 Media Studies G325: Critical Perspectives in Media
  2. 2. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media – An Introduction  The purpose of this unit is to assess your knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.  You are to show your understanding of one contemporary media issue and evaluate your own practical work in reflective and theoretical ways.
  3. 3. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media – An Introduction  You will have a two-hour examination at the end of this unit.  You will be required to answer two compulsory questions, on your own production work, and one question from a choice of six topic areas.  The unit will be marked out of a total of 100 marks, with two questions on production work marked out of 25 each, and the media theory question marked out of 50.
  4. 4. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media – An Introduction  There are two sections to this Unit: Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production (50 marks)  Section B: Contemporary Media Issues (50 marks)
  5. 5. Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production  You are required to answer two compulsory questions.  The first requires you to describe and evaluate your skills development over the course of your production work, from Foundation Portfolio to Advanced Portfolio.  This means you MUST keep and update your EXISTING blogs!!  The second asks you to identify one production and evaluate it in relation to one theoretical concept.
  6. 6. Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production  Question 1(a) requires you to describe and evaluate your skills development over the course of your production work, from Foundation Portfolio to Advanced Portfolio.  The focus of this evaluation must be on skills development, and the question will require you to adapt this to one or two specific production practices
  7. 7. Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production  The list of practices to which questions will relate is as follows:o o o o o Digital Technology Creativity Research & Planning Post-Production Using Conventions from real media texts In your exam, questions will be posed using one or two of these categories!!
  8. 8. Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production  Question 1(b) requires you to select one production and evaluate it in relation to a media concept.  The list of concepts to which questions will relate is as follows:o o o o o Genre Narrative Representation Audience Media Language In your exam, questions will be set using one of these concepts only!!
  9. 9. Section B: Contemporary Media Issues  One question is to be answered from a choice of six topic areas offered by OCR. There will be two questions from each topic area.  The topic areas require an understanding of contemporary media texts, industries, audiences and debates.
  10. 10. Section B: Contemporary Media Issues  You must choose one of the following topic areas (next slide), in advance of the exam and, through specific case studies, texts, debates and research of your choice, prepare to demonstrate understanding of the contemporary issue. This understanding must combine knowledge of at least two media and a range of texts, industries, audiences and debates.  The assessment of the responses will be generic, allowing for the broadest possible range of responses within your chosen topic area.  Each topic is accompanied by four prompt questions, and you must be prepared to write an answer that relates to one or more of these four prompts.  There should be emphasis on the historical, the contemporary and the future in relation to your chosen topic, with most attention on the present.
  11. 11. Section B: Contemporary Media Issues  You may choose to focus on one of the following contemporary media issues:o o o o o o Contemporary Media Regulation Global Media Media & Collective Identity Media in the Online Age Post-Modern Media ‘We Media’ and Democracy
  12. 12. Post-modern Media  What are the different versions of post-     modernism (historical period, style, theoretical approach)? What are the arguments for and against understanding some forms of media as postmodern? How do post-modern media texts challenge traditional text-reader relations and the concept of representation? In what ways do media audiences and industries operate differently in a post-modern world? You might explore combinations of: How post-modern media relate to genre and narrative across two media, computer/video games and new forms of representation, post-

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