Harborne, Birmingham
0121 429 2838

Media Studies


You will explore a wide range of media texts including Beyonce’s Formation video, TV drama The Bridge and the Black Panther marketing campaign.  You will engage with the key critical theories and apply them to the media texts you study.  You will also learn how to create your own media products using up-to-date digital equipment.  By the end of the course you will have developed a wide range of practical skills as well as a keen critical perspective on the media industry and its products.

Why choose this?
If you are interested in the world we live in, have a curious and creative mind, and want to know how the media influences our lives, this is the course for you.  You will study all your favourite media forms and make your own media products, as well as developing excellent transferable skills.

Areas of study & assessment
Component 1: Media Products, Industries and Audiences
Section A: Analysing Media Language and Representation 
Section B: Understanding Media Industries and Audiences 

Component 2: Media Forms and Products in Depth Section A: Television in the Global Age 
Section B: Magazines: Mainstream and Alternative Media 
Section C: Media in the Online Age 

Component 3: 
Cross-Media Production   
Advertising and Marketing: Music 
Advertising and Marketing: Film


  • Trips to Museum of Moving Image, Warner Bros Studios
  • Visiting speakers from industry and higher education
  • University masterclasses

A Level media studies open a whole new window into your future opportunities. I’d recommend the subject to anyone who has a creative mind and has wanted to expand on it. Media Studies invites you to see how everything works, and why it works that way; watching a music video, looking at a poster on the wall and wondering how they achieved is fun, but it is nothing compared to being the one who makes products; it’s a different world.

A Level Media Studies student