L3MEDF

Level 3 Media Studies and Film Production

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Morrison

This Media/Film Production course focuses on the designing and making of short films. It is a hands-on course with a heavy practical element. There is also an external exam at the end of the year, so reasonable English skills are required. 



Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
This Level 3 course will cover:

1. Students will watch the TV series Trust Detective and view and analyse it from two different perspectives, selecting from a religious, cultural, technical, road film, gender, or film noir reading.

2. Students will compete in the V48Hours Film Festival. Their film will be shown at a cinema in Christchurch.

3. Students will design a plan/concept for a short film.

4. Students will produce a short film to enter various local and national competitions to gain experience and possibly win some prizes.

5. Students will look at the misrepresentation of African Americans in horror films and relate this to society. Looking at the “Black Lives Matter” movement, racism in American society, and the change in the role of black actors from victims to heroes.

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned a minimum of 9 credits from Level 2 Media Studies or Level 2 English, or have received HOF approval.

Pathway

Level 3 Media Studies is an ideal subject for those students wanting to pursue a career in film, television, radio, advertising, production, design, and journalism. Also, Media Studies is relevant to students who simply have an interest in the influence media has on our world today.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91491 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91493 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91494 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91495 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91497 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

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Disclaimer

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.  

Costs

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.