NCEA Level 3 Media Studies 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Neal

Recommended Prior Learning

Preferred: at least 15 credits from Media Studies 201. Students with a strong interest in film/ documentary making/ print media/ media industries and a suitable number of credits from English results may be considered - please talk to the TIC of Media Studies.

Media Studies 301
The course aims to build on the skills developed in Level 2 Media Studies. Students will learn to critically analyse media texts through studies of media issues and investigations into elements of media language. The practical focus will be to produce a short film. The external examination will focus on the New Zealand Film Industry.

University Approved

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Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Sales Representative, Actor, 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, Media Producer, Game Developer, Hairdresser/Barber, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Photographer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Production Manager, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Telemarketer, Television Presenter, Marketing Specialist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It would be valuable if students purchased their own 8GB SD card. There are no compulsory costs. It is beneficial for students to have access to their own digital camera. There may be one or two trips to investigate media industries in Wellington. It is anticipated we will take part in the “Censor for the Day” event run by the Classifications Authority.

Pathway Tags

Media Studies develops skills that are transferable for a range of vocations, particularly, but not limited to, creative and marketing industries.

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