Media Nat 4

Recommended Entry 

Those who have completed National 3 or National 4 English and wish to continue to develop a range of literacy skills. Ideal for learners with a keen interest in the Media.

Purpose and aims of the Award

Media is an exciting and engaging subject to study. This course offers opportunities to analyse and create media texts. You will gain knowledge of the purpose, audience and context of media and its role within society. You will develop skills to plan, research, create and evaluate your own productions. You will develop an appreciation of the opportunities and challenges that occur in the media industry. The course will provide opportunities to develop both theoretical knowledge of the media and the ability to create your own media production.

Course structure

Analysing Media Content
The purpose of this Unit is to develop the skills to analyse media content. This Unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the key aspects of media literacy central to the straightforward analysis of media content. 
Creating Media Content
Learners develop the skills to plan and create straightforward media content and to comment on production processes. This Unit provides learners with the opportunity to develop knowledge of the key aspects of media literacy central to creating straightforward media content.

Added Value

Learners analyse, plan, create and evaluate media content on a chosen topic that develops their personal interests.

Course Assessment

Graded: pass or fail
Progression

This Course or its Units may provide progression to

• National 5 Media
• other qualifications in Media or related areas, 
• further study, employment or training