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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Media Studies A Level

Level 3

Course code: AG3384K
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level
Duration: 2 years
Subject area: A Levels,Arts
Location: Ludlow
Additional Costs - £20.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

The course is a combination of theory, analysis and practical application, giving you the opportunity to study a wide range of rich and stimulating media products including television, advertising, print and online media. Your investigation of these texts provides opportunities for detailed analysis of how the media communicate meanings in a variety of forms. You will apply a variety of theoretical approaches, along with a knowledge and understanding of media language in your investigation of how texts position audiences to respond in particular ways.

Why choose us

Superb facilities, with full access to the Adobe creative suite. Creative coursework allows you to develop your own music video or magazine production projects. Film and Media ‘Oscars’ night to showcase your productions and celebrate your success. 100% pass rate achieved since 2015.

What you could do next

A Level Media Studies students can study Media, TV or Film at university as a practical degree, a theoretical degree or a combination of the two. This can lead to a range of professions in broadcasting, journalism, media production and marketing.

Popular modules

  • The Non-exam assessment (NEA)

  • The Big Issue (magazine)

  • Advertising

  • Minecraft (video game)

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via 2 written exams and a non exam assessment

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs with a grade 4 (grade C) or above in English