Level 3 Media Studies
Media studies at level three will develop students thinking and understanding of how the media affects the audience nationally and internationally. Media Studies will give students the necessary skills of how to navigate the media landscape to make informed decisions on what they consume.
Throughout the year they will be required to analyse the impact the media has on Pasifika and New Zealand identities through their representation assessment. They will have an international lense for the external exam which focuses on genre and its relationship to the audience.
Students production skills will be developed through writing, planning, designing and producing a short film. Here they will learn how to collaborate with others and take responsibility for a significant role in their production team. They will develop practical skills such as filming, editing, resource and time management
Students will be creating products such as essays and films to a standard where it can be added to an online website. This will serve students as a portfolio to enter into tertiary or industry study.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Recommended Prior Learning
Completed Year 12 Media studies OR Year 12 English programme
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
Actor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Journalist, Communications Professional, Editor, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Television Presenter, Marketing Specialist,
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