Level 1 Media Studies and Film Production

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Morrison

Recommended Prior Learning

Strong writing skills are required.

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. 


Course Overview

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).


The Arts


Level 2 Media Studies and Film Production

If you want a career in journalism, TV, radio, film, magazine publishing, marketing, design, radio, editing, or production or you simply have an interest in the influence that media has on our world today, then Media Studies is for you.

Career Pathways

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