Study A-Level in Media at a UK College
The Media Studies programme is concerned with analysing, creating and evaluating all forms of media product from an audience and institutional perspective. Although this course has a focus on television and film, students will also learn about the history, development and contemporary use and relevance of magazines, newspapers, the internet, radio and advertising.
The Media Studies A-level is great if you enjoy learning about the media and its role and want to develop a critical understanding of the media. You will explore production processes, and develop independent research skills.
Analyse the media and enhance your skills
This course will equip you with the right skills to recognise the scope and influence of the media on our everyday life. You will explore how the media shape our personal opinions, our tastes, but also national and international government policy. The programme will also look at globalisation, ownership and new technologies and their impact on some areas of the media (video games, film, popular press and music).
Media literacy, which you will gain on this two-year programme, is a highly-valued skills in today’s workplace and one that will enable you to question and discover the ways in which the media govern individuals’ and social groups’ perspectives and attitudes.
Start your career in the media industries
You should take Media Studies at A-level if you enjoy analysing and critically question the media and have an interest in the industry. The course will provide you with a strong foundation for further study at university in Journalism, Media, and Communications; as well as many other subjects in the arts and humanities.
You could combine Media Studies with two or more of the traditional subjects such as English, History or a modern language to further enhance your chances of getting into a top UK University.