13MST

Level 3 Media Studies

Course Description

Contact Person: A. Hickman

Year 13 Media Studies

This course is half theory and half production; students explore media concepts, produce a documentary and write a feature article. They have access to excellent film equipment and editing software and have the opportunity to screen their films at the Briefs Student Film Festival and to publish their writing. The course content is flexible and optional research Achievement Standards are available.




Course Overview

Term 1
THE SAMPLER - The Documentary Film Genre
• Documentary styles, conventions, viewings and alternative readings

MEET THE BRIEF: Design a 4-5 Min Documentary Film
• Doco filming and editing workshop
• Pitch film ideas
• Begin work on a detailed film concept, treatment and pre-production materials
• Start production (filming)

Term 2
SHOOT & EDIT - Produce a Short Documentary Film
• Film and edit a 4-5 minute documentary to screen at BRIEFS
• NB At this stage you may decide to not produce a film and to instead work on media research or a feature article

Term 3
DARK DAYS - Film Noir (or other) Genre

• In this film study we view classic noir films from the 1940s and 50s & more recent neo noir films. You produce an essay in which you discuss when and why these dark films emerge. This study of (largely American) history and noir style elements is fascinating. It also develops your critical thinking around how media and society are related.

INTERNAL SCHOOL EXAM (Genre topic)

Term 4
BRIEFS FILM FESTIVAL, REVISION AND EXAM

Contributions and Equipment

$20.00 for technical support and equipment.

Students should have their own Class 10, 16GB SD card and an external hard drive for film making.
Class 10 SD cards can be purchased at school for $15.00.

Entry Requirements

Preference is given to students who have successfully completed 12MST and/or a minimum of 12 credits in 12ENG.


Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91491 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91493 v3
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91494 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91495 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91497 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Disclaimer

Courses are based on student choice, so some courses may not run.

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