Level 3 Journalism

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Morrison

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course, students must have earned a minimum of 14 credits from L2 Media Studies or L2 English. Students must also have passed at least one external standard in either of these two subjects or have received HOF approval.

From television to cinema, radio to podcasts, social media to blogs and vlogs, and everything in between – media studies plays a big part of our every day. And it’s never been so relevant than in the internet age, where actors, singers, and personalities can make their own celebrity online using their media skills. As technology, creativity, and competition increases, these skills become more in demand all over the world.

Media studies will equip you with the communication and technology skills needed to succeed in the modern workplace, whether in the media industry or not. Whether you choose to pursue a career in film and television, fight for your own fame, or take your skills into business – you’ll be well equipped for what the modern workplace is looking for.

Education Pathways: University, New Zealand Broadcasting School, Wintec, Aria Institute of Canterbury. Yoobee College of Creative Innovation.

Career Pathways: Broadcasting, Public Relations, Law, Journalism, Event Management, Teaching, Social Media Manager, Marketing Manager, Media Consultant.

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 design, write and create a four-page magazine feature article on a topic of their own choice. This will comprise of a portfolio worth 13 credits, students brainstorm, interview, photograph and write content before using Indesign or Canva to create a colourful and cohesive magazine spread.

2. Students will study the Horror Noire film genre. We 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

Journalist, Author, Copywriter, Communications Professional, Advertising Specialist, Sales and Marketing Manager, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Sound Technician, Film and Video Editor, Editor, Radio Presenter, Photographer, Television Presenter