13MED

Level 3 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss T. Palmer

We are all exposed to media on a daily basis. So how savvy are you? 

News, culture, social and interactive media, advertising, popular music, mobile technologies, print media, television, film, the internet, it surrounds us no matter where we look. The media can shape how we navigate and understand the world around us. 

Do you want to explore how we use media to inform and entertain us? Do you ever think about how we use it socialise with others and to share our thoughts and beliefs? 

As you make sense of a variety of media, purpose, audience and the conventions of genre, this course will offer you the opportunity to build your skill base. Taking media studies as one of your subjects will also help you think critically, hone some Adobe skills, and get creative.

You will write media texts, design and plan a product and use creativity and collaboration skills to produce something worthy :) There will be plenty of discussion, reading, and if you like to engage in debate and social movements this course will also provide you with some scope for how media is shaped and constructed. 


Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91491 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91494 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91495 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91497 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 16

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.