Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Entry requirements: 5 GCSEs (9-4/A*-C) UCAS points up to 56 (depending on grade outcome)
This course offers you the opportunity to explore the ever-changing media landscape.
If you are interested in media products, platforms and technologies alongside exploring how influential media is in today’s society and major contemporary media issues, this is the perfect A-Level to compliment your studies. In year 1 students study Media industries and Media audiences focusing on radio, newspapers and the film industry. In year 2 students do an in-depth study of television, magazines and online social and participatory media/video games. Coursework involves designing two media products e.g. music video, website or a radio/TV feature, online social media/participatory website. On successful completion of an A-Level programme of study, which includes this course, you will have the skills and qualifications needed to progress onto a wide range of courses at foundation level, degree level or to go directly into employment.
Our A-level students are encouraged to participate in a range of activities to support their understanding of creative arts and their future career and job roles. Students on the A-level pathways have also successfully taken part in national competitions, such as The Knitting & Stitching Show, created video content for the Department of Education and taught online to primary schools. We also think it is really important to explore the issues that impact on our students and recent teaching modules have explored knife crime, environmental issues and art, social media and its impact on mental health.
Our students progress to a wide range of different study and learning, including The University of York, Leeds Arts University, University Arts London, York St John University, Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as The Northern School of Art degree programmes. On the A-level pathway, students also have access to a range of workshops and skills talks provided by practising professionals from across the creative industries as well as higher education and degree-level lecturers - each session provides essential advice and insight into planning for a successful career as a creative professional.
YEARS COURSE DURATION
A MINIMUM OF FIVE GCSES AT A*-C/9-4 INCLUDING MATHS AND ENGLISH AT MINIMUM C/4 GRADE PLUS A PORTFOLIO OF ARTWORK AND EVIDENCE OF WRITTEN WORK.
MAXIMUM UCAS POINTS SCORE FOR FINAL GRADES
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