Author(s): Tim Olson and Ian Thomas
Level 3 Media Studies Study Guide is a new title and covers all eight revised NCEA Level 3 Media Studies Achievement Standards: • the two external Standards 3.1 and 3.4 • the six internal Standards 3.2, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.8. These Standards are based on The New Zealand Curriculum. It features comprehensive notes, diagrams and images with student-friendly explanations. Each of the eight Achievement Standards forms a section of the study guide, sub-divided logically into chapters with 3.5, 3.6 and 3.8 aligned to support media production. This text guides students through their internal assessments with practical advice covering the key areas of the Media Studies curriculum: • evaluating media contexts as they operate in society • reading media texts to evaluate meaning • applying understanding of media conventions and technology within media production. Students are given the opportunity to: • gain and develop understanding of media concepts and ideas, with practical examples provided • learn about script-writing from concept to shooting script • explore numerous annotated examples with explanations to illustrate marking rationale in line with the standard • complete relevant sets of exercises, which can develop key skills and understanding to apply to their own course of study and assessment. An index gives easy access to important terms and defi nitions highlighted in the text With all eight Level 3 Standards, this study guide provides many options for a full year of classroom, home study and homework activities, and provides a comprehensive preparation for students as they prepare for internals and sit external assessments and exams.
Introduction Acknowledgements Achievement Standard 91490 (Media Studies 3.1) Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media industry Externally assessed, 4 credits Chapter 1 The media industry Achievement Standard 91491 (Media Studies 3.2) Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings Internally assessed, 3 credits Chapter 2 Readings of a media text Achievement Standard 91492 (Media Studies 3.3) Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society Internally assessed, 3 credits Chapter 3 The media and New Zealand culture or society Achievement Standard 91493 (Media Studies 3.4) Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society Externally assessed, 4 credits Chapter 4 Approaching genre, society and relationship Achievement Standard 91494 (Media Studies 3.5) Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief Internally assessed, 4 credits Chapter 5 Designing a media product to meet a brief Achievement Standard 91495 (Media Studies 3.6) Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief Internally assessed, 6 credits Chapter 6 Producing a media product to meet a brief