A-Level Media Studies teaches students how to analyse the way that media products use language and representations to create meaning. Students learn about the media industry and how the industry affects how media products are made. Students investigate media audiences; exploring who are the people who watch, read and consume the products as well as considering how different people might respond to products differently, and why. Students will study many different media forms, such as Television, Online Media, Advertising and Marketing, Film Marketing, Magazines, Newspapers, Social and Participatory Media, Music Video, Radio, Video Games.
Over the course of the A Level, students explore and apply critical perspectives including those of world-renowned media and cultural theorists, and will examine how social, historical, political and economic contexts affect media production. Students also have the opportunity to apply what they have learned through the production of your own media texts, exploring and creating media forms such as music videos, magazines, television, websites and film marketing.