Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

13 Media Studies 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Simon Allen.


At least 16 credits in Level 2 Media Studies (12MD1) including 4 credits from AS91251 and 6 credits from AS91253

OR (if Level 2 Media Studies not taken in previous year) at least 15 credits in Level 2 English, which includes 4 credits from either AS91098 or AS91099.  

OR HoD Approval.

Students will:

•Explore the meaning of media texts
•Analyse, in detail, a specific industry in the media
•Research a relevant media issue, and its significance to New Zealand society
•Study a film genre and its links with society
•Apply the knowledge they have gained about media conventions and technology and plan, design and create their own media production (documentary)


Media Studies

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Holiday Park Manager, Actor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Journalist, Communications Professional, Technical Writer, Editor, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Television Presenter, Marketing Specialist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*13MD1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $5
A suitable laptop for editing video is recommended but not compulsory