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Media Studies

The purpose of this qualification is to provide competent and responsible media specialists with market related media skills to the private and public sectors of the economy. This course is suitable for those students seeking employment in the following areas: as camera operators, photo-journalist, video and photo editors, advertising specialists, communication officers, spokespersons, personal assistance and journalist.

The aim of the Media Studies course is to provide these skills so that students can demonstrate their creative abilities. As part of this process students will be provided with a thorough grounding in the role of the journalist; the skills to research, write and present effective copy; skills in presenting publications for the market place; and an awareness of the legal environment in which the media operate. The aims to reflect this diversity by providing students with a set of key journalistic skills enhanced by a wide-ranging knowledge base.

Assessments

To be awarded the Media Studies course, students will be assessed differently throughout the modules. Freelance and Feature Writing, Sub-editing and Newspaper Reporting, all 100% Continuous Assessment. Media Law and Ethics, 50% Continuous Assessment, 50% in class exam.