Media and Film Studies - Advanced NCEA

  • Posted on: 29 January 2019
  • By: richardpitts
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In this course, we'll focus on film analysis (T1), design (T2) and production (T3/4).
Students will be able to select from a range of Media Studies and English standards at levels 2 & 3*, depending on what they've already achieved.

The context for the initial text studies (spanning term one) will be chosen by the class, depending on which texts Criticker thinks we'll most enjoy.

Some possible contexts, though:
The Future (Her, Black Mirror, Children of Men)
Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water, Pan's Labyrinth)
Weird (The Fountain, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
Horror (Alien, Cabin in the Woods)

Students will self-select which assessments they'd like to do, from a range of Media and English ones available. I'm quite open to students who wish to propose another assessment activity based on a film study, though! See me if you think you have a cool idea.

*Some of the films will inevitably be R16! There's another 'beginner' media course running in Green block, designed for those students who have yet to achieve a range of assessments in Level One film making and analysis. Come and see Richard if you want clarification!

Assessment Opportunities: