Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 Media Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960421

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Literacy

Level Three Media Studies focuses on the further development of the understanding of the relationship between film and society. Much of the course involves immersion in New Zealand film and social issues. Learners analyse the relationship focusing on factors of influence and developments within society. Learners then create their own short film, applying skills learned during the year.

Topics Covered:

- Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different meanings

- Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society

- Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief

- Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media Genre & Society

Learning Areas:


Career Pathways

Actor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Journalist, Communications Professional, 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

Course Costs and Equipment



Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.