Pupils will then delve into the booming industries responsible for creating their favourite video games and the impacts, both beneficial and alarming, that these have on their audiences. Regarding culture and history, we then go on to explore the challenges of the radio and newspaper industries as they fight to maintain their places in our modern, digital age. We also investigate how the news, both fake and real, can deliberately influence, manipulate and even mislead their audiences. Continuing with print media, pupils look at the shockingly unrealistic standards that have been set in magazines and advertising, and how more progressive messages are being sent to audiences in modern media texts. Moving back into the world of moving images, pupils will examine the worlds of TV crime drama and music videos. Within this, pupils will also undergo the creation of their own media texts, allowing them to get hands-on experience with the technology used to create a truly professional standard piece of work.
With the enormous growth and development of technology, media studies has never been such a fundamental part of education. Through this journey, pupils will encounter a variety of different media formats from a wide range of times and cultures. From exploring the racial stereotyping in TV crime dramas, to the cinematic misrepresentation of women as temptresses and damsels in distress, from understanding the processes of newspaper production to the actual production of their own magazines, this stimulating course nurtures artistic self-expression and encourages reflective thinking.