MED101

NCEA Level 1 Media Studies 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Neal

Media Studies 101:
We live in media saturated times. The aim of this course is to enable you to understand, question and contribute to the constant flow of media messages around you. We will study the codes and conventions of film, advertising, television and the Internet. We will look at media genres and how audiences are targeted and respond. You will use this knowledge to construct an advertising campaign.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Purchase of a 8GB SD card is recommended.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students will need to be able to respond in various formats to a variety of media texts.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90989 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how individuals interact with the media
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

A.S. 90990 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of selected elements of media text(s)
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8
Term: 3, Week: 7

A.S. 90992 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of characteristics of a media genre
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 90993 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.5 - Produce a design and plan for a media product using a specified range of conventions
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 90994 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.6 - Complete a media product from a design and plan using a specified range of conventions
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 90996 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 1.8 - Write media texts for a specific target audience
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 3

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