Foundation Portfolio in Media - students will produce 2 media artefacts form a print brief. This will involve progression from pre-production research and planning, to production of pages for a new music magazine.
Key Media Concepts - this involves textual analysis of TV Drama with a focus on representation, and a study of the magazine industry, through a case study. (2 hour exam)
Advanced Portfolio in Media - students will produce a promotional package for a new film. The main artefact will be a teaser trailer and the two ancillary artefacts will be a movie poster and website homepage. They will also present their research, planning and evaluation in 2 or more forms including blog and podcast.
Critical Perspectives - This paper covers theoretical evaluation of the production work, and the study of a contemporary media issue such as Global Media and Media Regulation. (2 hour exam)
Practical production skills from mock-ups and storyboarding, to use of DTP programmes, Adobe Photopshop and Final Cut Pro. Digital technology-Camera’s, sound recorders, video cameras. Analytical skills. Research and independent study. Work as a team member on production work.
To succeed in this subject you need to have a genuine interest in the different forms of Media and you enjoy analysing what you watch and read. We find that students who have good ICT skills and have studied Art & Design or Design & Technology bring their creativity to the practical production work. You will need to be prepared to work independently, in your own time, on research and production work.