Level 3 Media Studies and Film Production

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Morrison

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.

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.


The Arts

Career Pathways

Sales and Marketing Manager, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Copywriter, Artist, Sound Technician, Author, Graphic Designer, Editor, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter