A Level Media Studies is a course where you focus mainly on theoretical content, although instruction in practical, print production methods (using Photoshop) is also given, to demonstrate the theory learnt. The Media plays a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics, shaping our perceptions of the world and therefore important to our lives today. The A level syllabus offers you the opportunity to develop an informed understanding of the key issues through critical exploration, analysis and debate. You should have a high degree of language skills and will develop these further by exploring academic areas, including, critical analysis, evaluation and textual analysis. Essay writing forms an essential part of the course and the academic and specialised skills gained on the course are intended to be transferable through to further studies or employment.
Media Studies is a recommended subject if you are thinking of a Media related career which includes many areas of employment, such as Social Media Management or as a Multimedia Specialist, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Writing, Marketing, P.R. and Television.