10 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Neal

Year 10 Media Studies introduces students to media literacy. From critical thinking and analysis, to creative productions, to engaging genre studies, Media Studies uses the Media Studies NCEA learning objectives (Media in Society, Media Productions, and Reading Media Texts) to build student knowledge and introduce them to NCEA Media Studies in a fun and engaging way. 

Course Overview

Term 1
This will be coming soon- we just have to confirm the year plan, but over the year, you will:
Learn about the media and how to deconstruct texts
Learn about media audiences
Study a trend in the media, such as fake news or memes
Plan and create an animation
Plan and create a media item such as a news story or advertisement
Complete a genre study (on films or TV)


NCEA Level 1 Media Studies 101, NCEA Level 2 Media Studies 201, NCEA Level 3 Media Studies 301

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

An 8GB SD card is recommended for student production.

Recommended Prior Learning

People who love media such as films, gaming, youtube, TV, and/or making films would love this subject, but all people are welcome.

Pathway Tags

director, film critic, journalist, reporter, social development research, television presenter, lawyer, social work, human resource management, teaching, fashion designer, film director, interior designer political researcher, environmental scientist, planner, travel consultant

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