2MED

L2 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Farnan

Level 2 Media Studies

Why should students take this course?

We are exposed to various forms of media in our daily lives from film and television to music, gaming and social media. Every encounter with the media has been carefully constructed to communicate with you and to manipulate you in some way. Now is your chance to discover how to make sense of the media, create and innovate, and be prepared for a future that does require you to be a critical and active participant.

Specific contexts will be co-constructed by you with your teacher. Past students have engaged with a wide range of media topics such as:

  • examing the student's own choice of representation of different groups in the media and the impact of that representation (past choices have included gamers, police, women, LGBTQIA2+, women race car drivers, Pasifika and Māori.
  • examining the narrative structure of media texts (2021 text was The Umbrella Academy
  • critically examining ethical issues in the Media (2021 topic was examining the treatment of female characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - from Ironman to The Black Widow)
  • looking at how a gēnre impacts society and how society influences change in a gēnre (2021 gēnre - Superheroes)
  • designing your own media text to meet a brief (short film, music video, documentary, feature article, podcast, radio show)

You will demonstrate all PRIDE values in this course not only to achieve success but make the most out of your experience in belonging to a diverse and creative media studies whānau at Kaipara College.

External Exam and Modes of Assessment

This is an internally assessed course however, an external examination is available for students who wish to gain a subject endorsement.

Assessment methods are co-constructed with your teacher and can be oral, written, visual, or a combination of all of these styles.


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
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
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: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
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
A.S. 91254 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 2.7 - Demonstrate understanding of an ethical issue in the media
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 24
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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