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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Adult Loan Amount: 1987.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Media Studies programme is very much like studying a social science and involves analysing media products such as magazines, films and television programmes.  You will also develop practical skills, enabling you to construct media products on your own or within a group.

Entry requirements

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English Language at grade 5 (C/B) and Maths at grade 4 (C).

A GCSE in Media Studies is not a pre-requisite. However, if you have studied it, a grade 5 (C/B) is required.

A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.

It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.

Course Content

For the examined unit, Investigating Media, you will analyse a piece of media in the exam, as well as answering general questions on the media.  For the coursework unit, Creating Media, you will produce two interlinked media products.

How will I be assessed?

At AS Level, you will complete one examined unit and one coursework unit. Each is worth 50% of the overall AS grade.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Whilst all equipment required for the course is available for loan from the College, you will be required to provide your own stationery and SD card.

What can I do after this course?

To progress to A2 Level, you must achieve a minimum of grade D or above on the AS Level.  With the right grades and combination of A-levels, you can go on to study university degrees in a range of media subjects such as film, television and journalism or you can pursue a media-related career.

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Evie Wisniewska

Aspirations Pay Off For Travel and Tourism Student

Former Travel and Tourism student Evie Wisniewska was inspired to aim high by her teachers at the Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills College so much so that she is working at managerial level early in her career.
 
Evie, a former pupil at Merrill Academy,came to the UK from Poland with her family when she was 12 and the initial language barrier took its toll on her confidence and self belief. She enrolled on the Travel and Tourism study programme at the Roundhouse and was initially unsure if this was something she wanted to do. 
 
However, her teacher took the time to motivate her to achieve her potential and inspired her to aim for higher education.
 
Evie also embraced the work experience opportunities organised through her College study programme at Jury’s Inn and Alter Rock climbing centre in Derby which gave her a valuable insight into various aspects of the tourism industry.
 
She then progressed onto the University of Derby’s Buxton campus and graduated with a BA Hons First Class Honours degree in International Tourism Management before working at Skills Coaches as the Business Development Officer.
 
Evie is now working as Operations Manager at The Stay Company in the city where she is responsible for the marketing, letting and upkeep of the apart-hotel development of 29 high quality serviced apartments. 
 
“The work experience I gained at both college and university has greatly prepared me for the world of work and to gain a managerial job with wide responsibilities so early in my career.
 
“At The Stay Company I am able to use my creative, financial, analytical and customer service skills in this role and my goal is to progress with The Stay Company as it expands across the East Midlands.”

Derby College gave me the self-belief that I could set my sights high in this industry and I am so grateful for the support I had from my teachers.

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