NCEA Level 2 Media Studies
Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Craig
We live in a media-saturated society so students need to become media literate in the same way that they also become print literate. Often it is the media that tells us what to think, feel, believe and want. As a Media Studies student you will learn to question what you see, hear and read. The Level Two course is an analytical, practical and appreciative study of the media. It will appeal to students who are interested in writing, photography, design and analysing and making films. Students will examine the ethical issue of product placement in music videos and investigate how the horror film genre has changed over time. The practical aspect of the course involves students designing and producing their own short film or magazine feature artic
AS91254 - An ethical issue in the media is investigated. Eg. the use of product placement in music videos. Effects and consequences of the issue are examined.
AS91252 - Students prepare a design and plan (concept, treatment and pre-production materials) for a short psychological horror film or a magazine feature article.
AS91255 - Using appropriate conventions, students will write a screenplay for a short horror film or a feature article on a topic of their choice.
AS91253 - Students have the choice of either creating a short film or a magazine article.
Film students will produce a 3-6 minute psychological horror film. This is an individual or group assessment task.
Print students will create a 2-3 page magazine feature article.
Students will be taught Final Cut (film) and InDesign (print) and will have access to computers, cameras, microphones and tripods.
AS91251 - Film media genre study: A range of psychological horror films are viewed, from Val Lewton's 1940's films to modern day found footage psychological horrors. The impact of psychological horrors on the genre is analysed and implications are examined.
Revision for external exam
Recommended Prior Learning
9 Level one Media Studies credits or 9 Level one English credits.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students will need to purchase their own SD card.
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.
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