NCEA Level 3 Media Studies - Academic

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Course Description

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91491 v2 Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91492 v2 Media Studies 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91493 v3 Media Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91495 v2 Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 91496 v2 Media Studies 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant development in the media
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91497 v2 Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3w *
Total Credits
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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

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


Disclaimer

POLICY
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.