What is media studies

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What is media studies

  1. 1. What is Media Studies?
  2. 2. What is Media Studies? <ul><li>What are ‘the media’? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The term ‘the media’ is an umbrella term for the industries of TV, film, newspapers, magazines, internet, radio, videogames </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The word ‘media’ is the plural form of medium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For example, TV is a medium of communication where a small group of people can produce a TV programme that is watched by millions – Britain’s Got Talent, Coronation Street, X-Factor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The media forms listed above are mass media – because they are intended to communicate with great numbers of people. It is these mass media which are the focus of the academic subject of media studies at A-Level and beyond </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is Media Studies? <ul><li>Media Studies at A-Level centres around the study of 4 key concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Everything we do in this subject relates to these 4 key concepts </li></ul><ul><li>The 4 key concepts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media audiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media representations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media institutions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is Media Studies? <ul><li>AS Media Studies </li></ul><ul><li>2 units – 1 coursework (50%), 1 exam (50%) </li></ul><ul><li>G321 Foundation Portfolio – the production of the opening sequence to a superhero film, plus evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>G322 Key Media Concepts – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TV Drama and representation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audiences & Institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A2 Media Studies – 2 more units – coursework and exam, but harder still… </li></ul>

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