Media – S3

Course Highlights

Analysing Media Content – studying and analysing the content of a variety of media forms such as films, documentaries, TV series’, adverts. Creating Media Content – preparing and filming productions, usually in groups, which is similar to the process encountered in National 5media studies 1.

  • One of the main aims of the S3 course is to enable you to look at and listen to media products, not simply as a consumer but as a critic; thus being able to question thecontent and purpose of the messages rather than to take them at face value.
  • The course develops the skills of thinking critically and creatively; of solving problems; of planning, researching individually and working together. The media texts studied include newspapers, magazines, television, films, advertisements, music and websites. The texts studied are used as the basis for a practical production.