Media Studies is about mass communication. As an industry it is powered by advertising and is financially motivated, but there is also the motivation of influencing people, either politically or socially. Because of this, the media industry is progressed through technologies that enable us to communicate quicker, easier and to a larger number of people.
Students will study all aspects of this process from advertising, through to the film industry and even online media.
Not only will students learn about the way media is created and distributed, but also the protection they may need from the ever growing demands of advertising, social networking and censorship.
Alongside the theory, academics and terminology of media, students will create practical work which shows their understanding and development of contemporary media. At both GCSE and A-Level, media studies offers students a way to learn and develop their own education using material which is relevant and interesting to them.