Media Studies

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Subject Intent: Why Media Studies?

Media Studies offers students the opportunity to develop a thorough and in-depth understanding of the media and its central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. Media also allows the wider development
of creative, organisational and communication skills. The curriculum is delivered using industry standard approaches so that students can gain a broad knowledge of the industry and the growing career needs in this industry in the Yorkshire area.

Why should I study this subject?

Media Studies is one of the defining subjects of our age. The media is having a profound effect on our social, cultural, political and economic lives. As a result, Media Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach which embraces politics, economics and psychological perspectives, as well as media law, regulation and ethics. Media Studies is a versatile subject which is both creative and academic, and can open up a vast array of future careers such as; journalism, TV broadcasting, public relations, marketing, and social media.

What will I study ?

You will study a range of media products and forms such as:
• Television
• Film
• Magazines
• Newspapers
• Online and social media
• Advertising and marketing
• Radio
• Video games
• Music videos

I enjoy the depth of studying the media course as not only do you get to produce your own pieces in the coursework project but the wide range of study areas such as the industry, audiences and representations provide you with a deep understanding of media processes. Being taught about theories and why certain tools are used in specific media to attract audiences gives an interesting perspective behind the psychology of how media texts are constructed and how they affects us as people.

Seth Lloyd
South Axholme Academy

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here