L2 Media Studies - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Coleman

Level 2 Media Studies - Media vs. Society - Semester B

Why should students take this course?

This is a course for the creative and discerning media student. You will analyse how the internet, social media, gaming, television and film represent individuals, social groups, ideas and events. You will have the opportunity 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, AR/VR 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 A.

Students who have not taken Media Studies 2.5 in Semester A will not be able to complete Media Studies 2.6 in Semester B and instead complete Media Studies 2.3 and Media Studies 2.4 (or another Achievement Standard in discussion with their teacher).

Students who complete Media Studies 2.6 will have a choice between completing Media Studies 2.3 or the External Media Studies 2.4 (or another Achievement Standard in discussion with their teacher).


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.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91250 v3 Media Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media
A.S. 91251 v5 Media Studies 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre
A.S. 91253 v3 Media Studies 2.6 - Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 13 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Pathway Tags

Photographer, Project Manager, Entertainer, Television Presenter, Film/Television Camera Operator, Marketing Specialist, Journalist, Communications Professional, Technical Writer, Editor, Make-up 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


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.