SENIOR Media Studies

In Senior Media Studies, students learn how the media shapes our understanding of the world, reflecting and communicating aspects of our public and private lives and contributing to the creation of personal, social, cultural, and national identities.

The importance of Senior Media

Media Studies is an important subject as it prepares you for the future. In Media Studies students develop the skills to become informed, critical thinking citizens in a constantly changing, interconnected world. Through media studies, students explore career pathways in the rapidly growing information, knowledge, entertainment, and communications industries.

What pathways does Senior Media Studies lead to?

Studying Media Studies at school leads on to a range of qualifications and careers. Examples include: Careers in the Film and Television Industry, Journalism, Marketing, PR, Event Organisation, Teaching, YouTube Content Creator, Digital Advertising. 

What will be covered in the Senior Media Programmes?

Level 2 Media Studies:

In this course students are entered into 4 internals, 1 of which is optional and an external. Students comment on how women and men are represented in the media, plan and create music videos and research the science fiction genre.

Level 3 Media Studies:

This course builds on what was learnt in Level 2 Media Studies and, again, students again are entered into 4 internals, 1 of which is optional and an external. Students comment on how a Kiwi culture is represented in the media, plan and create documentaries and are expected to be self directed in the research of their own genre of choice using documentaries as a starting point.