Powerful Knowledge in Media Studies
Powerful knowledge in Media Studies starts from the understanding that everything presented in the Media is a construction – aimed at a specific audience. It is from this understanding that learners can analyse and produce Media products. BTEC Media Studies and GCSE Film Studies empowers students to become critical receivers of Media and question what they are faced with.
Analysis of a wide range of Media products ranging from print productions such as magazines and adverts through to audio visual texts (music videos, TV drama, Film). This analysis is explored through the theoretical framework which includes Media language, audience, representation and industry; students explore a wide range of Media. The assessed component of the curriculum involves research, planning and production of a convincing Media product utilising appropriate conventions and using various software and practical equipment.
Industry level equipment available for students to use for practical production work and to enhance their creative skill beyond the course speicifcation offer.
‘Digital natives are bombarded with vast volumes of information in today’s electronic society, which calls for an even greater emphasis on critical thinking and research skills’
– Timothy Van Slyke