What is this course about?
This one year course prepares you for a wide range of different media degrees, including journalism, broadcast media such as radio and video, and photography, as well as public relations, events management, media marketing and mixed media degrees. The course introduces you to all the above practical media areas, as well as media theory topics, which encourage you to debate the key issues around the media, including ownership and control, the spread of popular mass culture and its effects, stereotyping and misrepresentation. You can go on to media degree courses or HND courses from the Access year.
What will I study?
The course covers print journalism (producing features, reviews, news stories), photography (portraits, documentary, still life), video, page layout and design and talk radio. Also you will be taught study skills - how to write essays, how to plan a carry out a presentation and seminar, how to organise your study time - as well as media theory, covering issues such as black and avant garde cinema, realism, pornography as well as semiotic and psychoanalytical approaches to understanding of the media.
What can I do after the course?
You can go on to media degree courses or an HND.