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Critical perspectives exam

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Critical perspectives exam

  1. 1. Critical Perspectives Exam
  2. 2. • 1a will be on conventions• 1b will be on representation• 2 will be on We Media
  3. 3. Conventions• Signs and semiotics• Their use in media and theory• Which you identified in your research• Which you used• Which you challenged and why
  4. 4. What are the examiners looking for?• There is a clear sense of progression and of how examples have been selected, and a range of articulate reflections on creative media practice.• There is a fluent evaluation of progress made over time.• Candidates offer a broad range of specific, relevant and clear examples of real media conventions in relation to creative practice.• The use of media terminology and production terms is excellent.• Complex issues have been expressed clearly and fluently using a style of writing appropriate to the complex subject matter.• Sentences and paragraphs, consistently relevant, have been well structured, using appropriate technical terminology.• There may be few, if any, errors of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  5. 5. 1b Representation• What is representation?• How does it fit in with the other media concepts?• Analyse your use and understanding of it.• Refer to theorists & TV Drama work• Dyer, Gauntlett, Mulvey, Gonzalez, Martinez & Fernandez.
  6. 6. What are the examiners looking for?• Candidates demonstrate a clear understanding of different theories of representation and associated media theory and can relate concepts articulately to the production outcome, describing specific elements in relation to theoretical ideas about how media representation is understood and received.• Candidates offer a broad range of specific, relevant,interesting and clear examples of how their product can be understood in relation to relevant theories of representation.• The use of conceptual language is excellent.• Complex issues have been expressed clearly and fluently using a style of writing appropriate to the complex subject• matter.• Sentences and paragraphs, consistently relevant, have been well structured, using appropriate technical terminology.• There may be few, if any, errors of spelling,punctuation and grammar.

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