SCHOOL
MEDIA STUDIES

KEY STAGE 5



Whilst studying the Level 3 Media Studies course you will learn a large array of authoring and editing skills in a variety of multimedia editing software packages. Some of the more common packages we use include Adobe Photoshop, The Serif Suite and various animation packages.


Some of the skills include graphic design, video editing, sound authoring and animation with clay and light boxes. The course aims to equip students with the skills needed to progress further at degree or foundation course level. It will also equip students with the skills needed to obtain an apprenticeship in this field. Two of our most recent students have gone onto secure apprenticeships with local firms working in a team producing promotional material and managing aspects such as their web and social media platforms.


The initial mandatory unit requires students to analyse media products including well known media institutions and the different media types available.


Students will research and plan a professional magazine and learn the skills needed to author a magazine to the standard and quality one would expect from a magazine bought from a general store. At a recent open evening parent’s mistook the magazines our students had made for real world examples!


Students will research the history of comic books and plan and develop a comic book featuring your own heroes and characters, you will expand further on your graphic design skills in the process.


Students will also research, plan and produce an animation and create their own characters in clay

and then animate a scene with the addition of green screen/composite effects.


These are just some of the modules and content involved in the full two year course.

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