Media Studies

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Subject Intent: Why Media Studies?

Media Studies offers students the opportunity to develop a thorough and in-depth understanding of the media and its central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. Media also allows the wider development of creative, organisational and communication skills. The curriculum is delivered using industry standard approaches so that students can gain a broad knowledge of the industry and the growing career needs in this industry in the Yorkshire area.

Why should I study this subject?
Media Studies is one of the defining subjects of our age. The media is having a profound effect on our social, cultural, political and economic lives. As a result, Media Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach which embraces politics, economics and psychological perspectives, as well as media law, regulation and ethics. Media Studies is a versatile subject which is both creative and academic, and can open up a vast array of future careers such as; journalism, TV broadcasting, public relations, marketing, and social media.

What will I study?
You will study a range of media products and forms such as:
• Television
• Film
• Magazines
• Newspapers
• Online and social media
• Advertising and marketing
• Radio
• Video games
• Music videos


What are the entry requirements?
Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.

“Media Studies is the best kind of challenge as the subject constantly pushes the limits of your analytical thinking whilst being incredibly fun and interesting. Class conversations are engaging and allow for self-expression and deep thinking. I am very engaged in the subject and am always happy to enter the media classroom.”
Cory Broadbent – Wakefield Independent School