13 Media Studies
Teacher in Charge: Miss S. Johnston
This course builds on the knowledge of film analysis and production gained from the Year 12 Media Studies course. While involvement in the Level 2 programme is not a pre-requisite, students who have not studied Level 2 will need to be prepared to put in additional effort to learn appropriate terminology at the start of the year. The course consists of a study of a variety of film genres and a close investigation of the television industry. Students will be required to research and investigate relevant issues for all topics and produce in depth written responses. Working in small groups, students will use digital technologies to produce a short documentary.
Recommended Prior Learning
An interest in both film study and film production. Good results for Year 12 English and/or Media studies as there is a large essay writing component to this course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
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.
Copywriter, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Film/Television Camera Operator, Journalist, Communications Professional, Editor, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television Presenter,
We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.