Media Studies

Course Overview

This course will offer you the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of how the media plays a central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. 

You will use key concepts and a variety of critical perspectives to support critical exploration and reflection, analysis and debate. 

Areas of study include:

  • Media language
  • Representation
  • Media industries
  • Audiences.

Updated November 2019

Entry Requirements

Ideally, students should have a grade B in GCSE English Language or English Literature.

Course Delivery

Students are taught in mixed environments and utilise high-end media software and hardware  to produce their own coursework. Students are classroom-based for 3 hours per week, and 1.5 hours are spent learning how to use media technologies.

The course is 50% coursework (internally assessed) and 50% examination (externally assessed).

Progression Opportunities

Staying at Gower College Swansea, students can progress on to the Foundation Degree in Events Management.

Further study at university in subject areas including media studies, journalism, public relations, marketing and film studies.

Additional Information

The Media/Film department offers a study trip to New York every year, depending on numbers and costs.

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