Level 1 Media Studies and Film Production
Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Morrison
The media is everywhere, feeding us fact and fantasy, ideas and information, truth and lies. Its influence is profound. Media Studies is the study of both the ‘traditional’ media (such as film, television, and magazines) and the ‘newer’ media (such as the internet and electronic games).
Media Studies seeks to develop an informed and critical understanding of the ways in which the media influence social, political, and economic areas of life, as well as the way they shape our perceptions, attitudes, desires, and behaviour.
What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
1. Writing a film review.
2. Design/Film/Edit your own scene in small groups for a new TV series (Horror, Thriller, Crime, Fantasy), worth nine credits. Or if you are not into filming make a media product, podcast, Youtube video, magazine spread etc.
3. Studying a scene in depth from one of your favourite films and writing about it.
4. A study of a film genre, for the external exam (Superhero films or Psychological Thrillers).
Recommended Prior Learning
Strong writing skills are required.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Sales and Marketing Manager, Animator/Digital Artist, Sound Technician, Author, Film/Television Camera Operator, Make-up Artist, Radio Presenter, Actor, Copywriter, Graphic Designer, Editor, Artist,
Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it. Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.
The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.