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Media Studies A Level

This course is for anyone interested in studying both the analytical and practical side of the media industry. It is a course that requires you to be creative, original and have a thirst for studying all aspect of media. You must enjoy creating various media products such as films and websites. The course is split into a practical piece of course work and an exam. For the practical element you will get the opportunity to either create and edit short films, or plan and develop print media ideas i.e. posters, graphic design etc. These will demonstrate your practical and creative skills and give you a portfolio of work. The exam relates to audience and representation, looking at various forms of media and how it can be analysed.

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
A Levels
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Course Length
33 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above in academic subjects. These must include English and maths.

Delivery and Assessment

The course consists of 50% exam and 50% practical coursework.


The skills gained from this course can be applied to a huge variety of job roles both in and outside of the media industry. You can also progress to further study onto a media related course.

Career Opportunities

  • Media planner Multimedia specialist Programme researcher
  • broadcasting/film/video Public relations officer Runner
  • broadcasting/film/video Social media manager Television/film/video producer Advertising account executive Broadcast journalist Editorial assistant Event manager Information officer Magazine journalist Market researcher UX designer Writer