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.
What will I study?
You will study a range of media products and forms such as:
- Online and social media
- Advertising and marketing
- Video games
- Music videos
Please note: Subject videos have been filmed from colleges across our Trust.
What are lessons like in this subject?
From television to film, social media to podcasts, advertising to video games, and everything in between – media studies plays a big part of our everyday lives. It’s never been so relevant to develop key skills in this industry.
The lessons in Media Studies will therefore help you to keep pace with this constantly changing and exciting industry. Lessons are based around exploring set products in class through analysis, research and debate. You’ll learn skills such as how to filter ‘fake news’, see how adverts are constructed to manipulate audiences and investigate the business side of the industry. You’ll also develop the technical skills in how to use industry-standard equipment such as Apple iMacs, Adobe Creative Suite and camera equipment.
In addition to the course, you will experience talks with media employers and higher education providers, and have the opportunity to go on trips to learn about the creative media industries.
It’s brilliant for analysing the deeper meaning into film and television. It has truly enhanced my writing skills, which has come in handy for other subjects. The vocational side is also great to express your creativity and passions in various forms. It is overall an intellectually invigorating course, being both enjoyable and fascinating.
Elouise Hilton, Serlby Park Academy