Media Studies

What will I learn?

Every job involves communication - how does the media actually work in marketing, business, education, entertainment, and news? How do different people use the media? Do you have a shared understanding of the world with others? How does the Media show us the world, and what does a journalist actually do?

  • Examining how people use the media
  • Examining how media are used to influence and inform in the world
  • Journalism project: Making a magazine

What will I learn?

What are the stories told about YOU in the media? How do the stories that you watch, play, and read make you? Teens consume somewhere between 3-8 hours of media a day - what effect does this have on how you think about culture, values, fashion, music, and the world around you? How does the media show people like you?

  • Genre study of teen culture in Film and TV
  • Representation issues
  • Film making project