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Media Studies

Level 3 Media Studies Course outline                                      2017 Year Planner click here.         

Course details and content will be accessible on Google Classroom.

                                                                Standards with a * indicate UE literacy.

R for reading, W for writing.


Term

Code

Achievement Standard Title

credits

Int / Ext

FAO

2

AS91496

3.7: Demonstrate understanding of a significant development in the media

3

Int

N

1

AS91495

3.6: Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief

6

Int

N

3

AS91491

3.2: Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings

3

Int

N

4

AS91493* R/W

AND / OR

AS91490* R/W

3.4: Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society

AND / OR

3.1: Demonstrate an understanding of an aspect of a media industry

4


4


Ext


Ext

N


N

What should I have already achieved

At least 14 credits in NCEA level 2 Media Studies, History, or English are recommended as best

preparation. Discuss with Mr Johnson if you do not have these, as you would be less likely to achieve well.


What will I learn?


In Level 3 Media Studies is about the in depth analysis of aspects of the role and impacts of media

in society, the critical and insightful analysis of media products from differing points of views,

and creation of crafted media products.  You will study

how to read media texts in multiple ways, the detailed design and

planning of Media products, and production techniques as you make your own documentary

.


Term 1 focuses on developing a publishable documentary for showing at a film festival in term 2. Term 2 brings research on current developments in the Media (internet, gaming, and streaming of video and music) and an indepth study of the state of the Media in New Zealand in 2017. Term 3 looks at audience theory and how texts can be understood and "read" in different ways by people with different viewpoints, with aspects of social psychology and social theory, and features an in-depth look at how Science Fiction film reflects modern society.

How will this course be assessed?


There is the opportunity to be assessed against 12 internal credits and 8 external credits in this

course.

Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)


There will be no further assessment opportunities for these assessments.

What are the course costs? Optional $25 for 48 Hours film competition. $25 for additional non-core resources or additional production consumables. $25 for Media studies field trip to Censor for a day, if it runs in 201