Unit 1: Foundation Portfolio in Media
The study of media form, language and audience is conducted alongside your own practical production work. You will explore and document this process from idea development, through to planning, production and culminating in a fully realised media product.
Unit 2: Key Media Concepts (TV Drama)
This theoretical unit will expand your ability to read media texts by encouraging you to question and challenge the messages put forward by the media. The main medium of study, the television drama, will allow you to explore the various narrative approaches, representations of character and genre specific codes and conventions.
Unit 1: Exploring Film Form
The study of cinema as a medium, an art form, and a social and economic institution takes place alongside your own production work. This will develop your technical skills, as well as preparing you to tackle the theoretical, cultural and ethical debates that Film Studies advances.
Unit 2: British and American Film
Within this unit you will engage in a comparison of British and American cinema, studying the film industry and the inter-relationship between film audiences and producers. You will also prepare a topic of study on British film (e.g. Identity in British Cinema), and a comparative study of two American films for the external exam.
This vocational course is designed to provide you with a wide range of creative production skills; an ability to think independently and work collaboratively with your peers and real media institutions. Through a series of industry standard briefs you will be challenged to think critically, question and explore a wide range of different mediums, in order to develop suitable creative responses. You will complete the subsidiary diploma during year 12 with the option to extend this qualification to the full diploma in year 13.
This assignment will tests your creativity and marketing skills by inviting you to develop a brand for a new confectionary product and creating the full 30 second TV advert to promote it. This assignment provides you with great insight into how advertisers define and target specific audiences, as well as considering how audiences then respond to media products.
Film promotion package
This exciting assignment guides you through the process of producing and marketing a brand new film, and you will develop a comprehensive regard for genre, narrative and audience. Alongside this theoretical aspect, you will be required to produce a wide selection of media artifacts that market your original film concept - including: posters, 3D cutouts and the teaser trailer/opening scene.
Live TV Show
As the title of this unit suggest you will work in production teams to plan and produce a live T.V. show, filmed in front of studio audience. Organisation is key to the success of this unit, as you will experience first hand the pressures faced.