Media Studies

Exam Board: Eduqas

You will study texts in relation to the following four key areas:

  1. Media Language: how the media through their forms, codes and conventions communicate meanings
  2. Representation: how the media portray events, issues, individuals and social group
  3. Media Industries: how the media industries' processes of production, distribution and circulation affect media forms and platform
  4. Audiences: how media forms target, reach and address audiences, how audiences interpret and respond to them and how audiences become producers themselves

A qualification in Media Studies can open a variety of career doors for you. Work experience is vital to ensure that you have a better chance of succeeding in occupations such as a Programme Researcher, Broadcasting/Film/Video, 
a Public Relations Officer, a Runner, Broadcasting/Film/Video, a Television/Film/Video Producer, a Video Editor; a Graphics Animator; a Production Assistant; a Marketing Manager, a Broadcast Journalist, an Editorial Assistant, an Event Organiser, a Magazine/ Newspaper Journalist, a Writer and many more.

Assessment

Unit 1: Examination (35%)

Unit 2: Examination (35%)

Unit 3: Creating a Media Product (30%)
This will be a non-exam assessment.