Media Studies

We live in a media driven world – explore the role it plays in your life and power it has on society. You’ll also be creative with hands on technical experience in our state-of-the-art digital editing suite, as well as on location.

Media Studies

What will I study?

During the course you’ll have full use of our excellent new facilities including: A digital editing suite equipped with 25 dual-screen PCs and the full Adobe package including Photoshop and Premiere Pro, a designated photography studio, media lecture rooms with digital projectors ad interactive whiteboards as well as a full range of Canon DSLR digital cameras, Go Pro cameras, tripods, audio equipment lighting and a track and dolly. Topics you will study include different media forms such as film, video games, music videos, radio broadcasts, magazines, online media and advertisements. 

You will also research, plan and create a cross media production, for example a music video for a new up and coming artist or a full range of film artefacts including DVD covers and posters. 

The course comprises of 70% written examination and 30% assessed coursework. 

Co-curricular activities?

We actively encourage our students to become young film-makers and enter their work into a variety of festivals and competitions. Students have taken part in a range of educational trips including visits to both mainstream and independent cinemas and to Media Live conferences in Disneyland Paris where students had the opportunity to listen to and interact with several guest speakers from different areas of the media industry. We also encourage students to take up work experience during half terms and summer breaks in order to further their own practiceboth in and out of College. 

Where might it lead?

Many students go on to study at university in a range of subject fields, including marketing, journalism, film production, special effects and cultural studies. Students also undertake placements and apprenticeships in the field and have secured very successful careers in the media industry. This course allows students to develop those critical skills that are transferable to other areas of study and employment.