Media Studies - A2
About this course
The Media Studies A2 programme follows on from AS Media Studies and should be taken in conjunction with two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, learners may be able to take this qualification as a part-time student.
What you will study
A2 Media Studies covers two modules:
Module 3: Media Investigation and Production
This internally assessed (coursework) unit develops the knowledge and skills acquired at AS. In particular, it is designed to demonstrate the importance of research in informing media production and to develop the skills acquired in MS2 at AS.
Module 4: Media Text, Industry and Audience
This unit will develop your understanding of the connections between different elements of the specification and develop your knowledge and understanding of the relationship between media texts, their audiences and the industries which promote and distribute them.
Course fee per year
Part-time enrolment fee: £0.00
Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.
Teaching and assessment
One written exam and coursework
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Career prospects & further study
On completion of the A Level programme, the majority of our students progress onto universities across the country and beyond. Based on this course, there are many options but below are just a few examples of degree programmes you could go on to study at University:
- Business and Management
- Graphic Design
- Media Studies
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