The media is now one of the most prevalent aspects of our society. On this course you will gain an understanding of its importance and relevance, as well as a greater understanding of its many forms and depth.

Throughout the course you will explore the way media is represented and received by audiences through its various forms, including marketing, music, advertising, video games, film or in print. You will also explore the varying media forms and products across television, mainstream media and online.

The department is home to dedicated editing suites, industry standard editing software, state of the art TV studio and professional recording, film and photography equipment. You will have access to these areas to improve your practical skills and get involved during enrichment.

Modules include:
Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences
Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth
Component 3: Cross-Media Production

Entry requirements

  • Highly skilled teaching staff bringing creative industry experience
  • Mac-editing suites
  • Dedicated TV and Film Studio
  • Access to state of the art equipment
  • BFI workshops and residential
  • Enrichment, trips and visits including Ashton TV, annual trip to New York, Home cinema, Coronation Street studios, Harry Potter studios
  • The Georges: Awards ceremony showcases work and skills to professionals
  • Ashton Talks: Visiting Speakers from industry including the BBC, Picture Lock Productions, producer Rony Ghosh and Graphic Motion Designer Michael Pettyt

This course provides you with the opportunity to progress on to Higher Education, employment or further training. Our students have progressed to:

Media Promotional Culture and Advertising at the University of Huddersfield

Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University

Fashion Photography at the University of the Arts London

Media Studies at the University of Huddersfield

Computer Gameplay Design and Production at Staffordshire University

Drama and Film Studies at Edge Hill University

Course Key Details

Course Type : A-Level
Exam Board : Eduqas
Pass Rate : 100%
Assessment : 70% exam 30% coursework

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