A full and exciting enrichment programme to complement the course, including entry into national competitions.
100% pass rate achieved since 2015.
Media Studies is a contemporary, dynamic subject which develops both your analytical and production skills, teaching you how to critically analyse the mass media and its place in our society.
This course links practical work with academic research about the media and an understanding of the related industries. By understanding more about professional practice and how the creative industries are run, you will develop a more in-depth appreciation of the significance of what we see, hear and read. The course uses a combination of analysis, research, theory and creative work to study examples from the mass media, examining their production, form and reception. You will be introduced to key concepts and skills surrounding the media, including representation, genre and textual analysis. Students produce media products such as magazines and music videos using the College’s up-to-date and extensive media suite.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) to include English.
Other A Levels
Media Studies is especially complementary to Film Studies, and would combine well with any Arts or Social Science A Levels.
Where will my course lead?
This course will provide you with analytical and critical skills useful in any subject and career. You may progress to university and study a degree in Media, Film or Journalism. Alternatively, you can use A Level Media Studies as a general entrance qualification relevant to a wide range of arts, humanities and social science subjects. It can lead to various careers such as journalism, marketing, events management, script writing and media/radio production.
Please note that the costs given below are subject to change.
The Additional Cost, payable to the College, is £20. You will be asked to pay this or to put arrangements in place to pay this, at enrolment. Additional Costs are incurred to support teaching, learning and assessment resources. For Media Studies this would include use of specialist software with a full Adobe suite including Photoshop, Illustrator etc. We aim to give you a high-quality learning experience, fully preparing you for the next stage in your education or the workplace.
We also offer students opportunities to participate in a range of optional activities and visits outside of their course. These would be charged for separately and usually run subject to demand.