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NCEA Level 3 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Craig

If you're a creative student who enjoys watching and analysing films as well as engaging with other media then Media Studies will appeal to you. If you like writing, design, photography or making films and like to debate what you see in the media, you will also enjoy this subject.

Media Studies is a blend of theory and creative expression. During this course you will design and create your own media product (either a short film or a magazine feature article). You will also study a feature film from a variety of different perspectives and examined the science fiction film genre and its close relationship with society. 

This course will develop both your critical thinking skills and media production skills.


Course Overview

Term 1
AS91491 - Students view a feature film and analyse it from two different perspectives (Eg. genre, gender, psychological, technical, political, semiotic).

AS91494 - Student produce a design for a short film (sci-fi or genre of their choice) or a feature article.

Term 2
AS91497 - Students write a screenplay for a short film or a feature article using appropriate conventions.

AS91495 - Film students will shoot, record and edit a 3-8 minute short film. This is an individual or group assessment task.
- Print students will produce a 3-4 page magazine spread.

Term 3
AS91493 - Genre and society. A range of seminal dystopian science fiction films are studied including Metropolis, Blade Runner, The Matrix and Children of Men. The relationship between society and science fiction films is examined.

Term 4
Revision for external exam

Recommended Prior Learning

9 Level Two Media Studies credits including AS91253 or 9 Level Two English credits (or at the discretion of the Teacher in Charge).

Pathway

This course leads onto a range of tertiary courses including the NZ Broadcasting School; a Media and Communications degree (University of Canterbury); a BA (Media Studies) (Massey University).

"Media has infiltrated every aspect of our lives... with such an infiltration, every industry will be seeking those who understand what we call 'media.' - excerpt from Top Universities

Credit Information

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.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91491 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91493 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91494 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91495 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91497 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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.

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