MED201

NCEA Level 2 Media Studies 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Neal

Media Studies 201:
The course aims to build on the skills developed in Level 1 Media Studies and to enable you to understand, question and contribute to the constant flow of media messages around you. We will analyse the codes and conventions used in film, advertising, television and the Internet and how audiences interact with media texts. You will use this knowledge to shoot and edit a music video.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Purchasing an 8GB SD card is advised.

Recommended Prior Learning

Preferred: at least 12 credits from Media 101. Credits from English 101 will be considered, but these should include creative and formal writing. 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: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91249 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of narrative in media texts
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8

A.S. 91250 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 4

A.S. 91251 v5
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91252 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.5 - Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

A.S. 91253 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.6 - Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 1

A.S. 91255 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.8 - Write developed media text for a specific target audience
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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