All about our Media A Level Yr1 course:
It is impossible to understand the world we live in today without an awareness of the role that the media plays in all aspects of our society. Roger Silverston (London School of Economics and Political Science) said it best: “Media is at the core of experience, at the heart of our capacity or incapacity to make sense of the world in which we live.”
In A Level Media Studies you will take ownership of the content by engaging in lively debate and thought provoking discussion, often covering a range of topics such as politics, economics, culture and social relations. A sophisticated understanding of media theory is developed throughout the course, which feeds directly into the production of creative media coursework. In addition, you will develop skills of enquiry, critical thinking, debate, decision-making and analysis. You will also apply theoretical knowledge, make informed arguments and reach substantiated conclusions.
How is this course assessed?
Through our link with The Creative Mentor Network (CMN) you will be given industry mentors and take part in work experience through Wieden+Kennedy (W&K), one of London's largest advertising agencies. Participate in trips to places such as West End shows, Harry Potter Studio Tour and Sky Academy. Gain pre UCAS support through our partnership with Ravensbourne University and support from our links with Greenwich University and UAL.
What about careers?
Leading to careers in film and television production, photography, games design, animation, social media, public relations, advertising, marketing & media related industries.
Which other courses does this combine well with?
Combines well with; Acting, Art and Design, Dance, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Media, Music, Performing Arts & Photography.