Have you noticed that media messages are increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives, whether it’s accessing videos on your smartphone, watching TV ads, listening to the radio, looking at posters or listening to music?
A-level Media Studies provides an exciting range of modules that ask critical questions about the media industry: What are they trying to communicate? How obvious is their message? Does the media reflect reality or does it try to control what you think?
Choosing this course will help develop your analytical, creative and evaluative skills concerned with all forms of media production from an audience and institutional perspective. You will learn about the history, development, contemporary use and relevance of magazines, newspapers, the internet, radio and advertising.
Being ‘media literate’ is becoming ever more important in today’s rapidly developing society. Throughout your time on this course you will recognise the influence the media has on us, in addition to the up and coming trends in today’s culture from across the globe. Our goal is to enable you to form your own personal opinion on a wide range of topics, whilst developing your knowledge and understanding of: communication, culture, politics and citizenship.