Level 3 Media Studies

13MST
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.



Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

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

Pathway Tags

Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Journalist, Communications Professional, Editor, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Media Producer, Production Assistant Film, Television Presenter, Marketing Specialist, Actor, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), social development research, journalist, television presenter, lawyer, teaching, film director, political researcher, director, film critic, reporter


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