NCEA Level 1 Media Studies 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Neal

Recommended Prior Learning

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

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 a Public Service Announcement or film trailer.

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Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 2 Media Studies 201

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Sales Representative, Advertising Specialist, Sales and Marketing Manager, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artist, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Tattoo Artist, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Editor, Make-up Artist, Curator, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Visual Merchandiser, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Media Producer, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Market Research Analyst, Photographer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Telemarketer, Television Presenter, Marketing Specialist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Purchase of a 8GB SD card is recommended.

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