NCEA Level 3 Media Studies - Academic
Teacher in Charge: Mrs C. Findley
Media studies is a multi-faceted course which focuses on a balance of analysis and production. Students will be encouraged to look closely at deeper messages within various media texts such as journalism, film and social media, with a strong focus on writing, and creating. There is a significant production standard in this course which will require students to plan and produce a short film. Some prior knowledge of editing programmes, such as iMovie or Premiere Pro, will be an advantage, as is access to a personal laptop and device for filming. Students considering media studies could be on a career pathway to journalism, public relations, communications, human resources, design work and advertising.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
A4 Refill (14B8), Pen, Personal latop and device for recording (phone acceptable) recommended
Recommended Prior Learning
NCEA Level 2 English 14 credits and 1 external achievement standard.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 3, Week: 9
Term: 4, Week: 5
Term: 3, Week: 4
Term: 2, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 10
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
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.
director, film critic, journalist, reporter, social development research, television presenter, lawyer, social work, human resource management, teaching, archaeologist, diplomat, economist, fashion designer, film director, interior designer, police detective, political researcher, environmental scientist, planner, travel consultant, ecologist,
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.
Credits listed may change.