Media Studies is designed to allow students to draw on their existing experience of the Media and to develop their ability to explore and create Media. Through studying Media students:
- Think about the media, involving investigating Media texts and their contexts.
- Create the media, involving planning, producing and presenting Media texts.
Pupils are given the opportunity to create their own film posters, make magazines, make a short film or create a music video. The Media Studies department works with Studio On to provide pupils with workshops on the latest technology. As part of the new school, a Media Studies centre has been built allowing pupils access to a wide range of resources, computers and an interactive whiteboard.
Media Studies is taught at GCSE and A-Level in St. Dominic's.
Students explore Media topics from the following list:
- Television Drama
- Science Fiction
- Lifestyle and celebrity
Media planner, Multimedia specialist, Programme researcher,, broadcasting/film/video, Public relations officer, Runner, broadcasting/film/video, Television/film/video producer, Advertising account executive, Broadcast journalist, Information officer, Magazine journalist, Market researcher, Writer