Practical Vs Theory
Study the inner workings of the media industry and understand the theories that underpin how we interact with the world of TV, film, print, radio and digital online media through the study of a wide range of contemporary media products.
Develop practical skills using industry-standard creative software to design magazines, build websites and create a range of video productions. Throughout the course you will use these skills to produce a selection of coursework following live briefs from local and college projects.
What Does The Programme Include
You will utilise your creativity through practical work which will include the use of specialist software to prepare newspaper and magazine layouts, as well as the preparation of film pieces. You will also take part in group work, investigations of contemporary case studies, presentations, research projects and regular practice exam questions.
The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/B in maths for all science subjects.
Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirements, please see below:
Minimum grade 5/C or above in maths and 6/B in two humanities subjects.
We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you. We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.
Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success’ programme that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):
- Allowing you to change subject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks ‑subject to availability
- Moving you between A‑Levels and a Level 3 Diploma if you are finding your current level too hard — subject to availability
- One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any further questions.
You will complete coursework that accounts for 20% of the final assessment. You will be given a set brief which comprises of two practical products working with other departments in college to create a professional standard media product.
You will study 3 A Level subjects, plus tutorial and career development sessions. Each subject has 6 hours per week contact time, with approximately 4 hours of independent study.
Unfortunately we cannot accept students who only want to study a single A Level subject due to funding limitations.
Potential Future Career
Example job roles:
- Marketing Assistant
- Advertising Assistant
- Broadcast Journalist
- Editorial Assistant
- Event Organiser
- Information Officer
- Magazine Journalist
- Market Researcher
- Online Blogger
- Public Relations Assistant
Studying further: Progress to study the HND in Creative Media at University Centre Peterborough or degrees in Journalism, PR, Advertising, Marketing, TV and Film Production at university.
You will study the following units:
- Media theory and critical theoretical approaches
- Close study products from 9 media platforms
- Creative and practical skills in video production, print design and online media
- Media language, media audiences, media representation and media industries
- Social, historical and political perspectives
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