NCEA Level 3 Media Studies

13MED
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).


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.