L2 Media Studies - Semester A

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Coleman

Level 2 Media Studies - Designing Entertainment - Semester A

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. Now is your chance to discover how to make sense of the media, create and innovate, and be prepared for a future that requires you to critically engage with the media. 

Specific contexts will be co-constructed by you with your teacher. Past students have engaged with a wide range of media topics from crime, identity, LGBTQI+, racism, Aotearoa, misinformation, conspiracy theories, and the impact of the internet on various media industries. 

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.

What curriculum skills will you learn?

  • Mediation, Communication and Creativity
  • Thinking
  • Relating to others
  • Using language, symbols and texts
  • Participating and contributing
  • Managing self

Other Information

Students who want to gain a subject endorsement will also need to take this subject in Semester B.



Pathway

L2 Media Studies - Semester B, L3 Media Studies - Semester A, L3 Media Studies - Semester B

Prior Learning & Prerequisites

You must be unafraid of a mind filled with more questions than answers. Be prepared to think critically of everything including your own media creations, and write about it.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91249 v3 Media Studies 2.2 - Demonstrate understanding of narrative in media texts
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91252 v2 Media Studies 2.5 - Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions
2
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

Photographer, Project Manager, Entertainer, Television Presenter, Film/Television Camera Operator, Marketing Specialist, Journalist, Communications Professional, Technical Writer, Editor, Make-up Artist, Animator/Digital Artist, Actor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Author, Game Developer


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.