Level
3
TCE credit points
15
Course code
MED315117
Course span
2017 — 2021
Course status
live
Reading and writing standard
Yes
Mathematics standard
No
Computers and internet standard
Yes

Media consumption and creation is essential to modern communication

Media, in its evolving forms, influences and shapes the way people view themselves and others and plays a crucial role in the creation of personal, social, cultural and global identity. This production-based course is designed for learners who wish to develop technical media skills and an understanding of the contexts of journalism, advertising and narrative within media. Learners explore the media and media conventions through practical experiences and formal analysis of the media products of themselves and others. Creative and critical thinking skills are a significant component of the course. Learners work within learning environments that simulate a professional setting in order to develop products in a specific medium. Through acquisition of technical and analytical skills learners will develop the ability to appreciate the operational functions and social implications of their medium of specialisation.