Media Studies

Subject Intent: Why Media Studies?

Media Studies offers students the opportunity to develop a thorough and in-depth understanding of the media and its central role in contemporary culture, society and politics. Media also allows the wider development of creative, organisational and communication skills. The curriculum is delivered using industry standard approaches so that students can gain a broad knowledge of the industry and the growing career needs in this industry in the Yorkshire area.

Why should I study this subject?

Media Studies is one of the defining subjects of our age. The media is having a profound effect on our social, cultural, political and economic lives. As a result, Media Studies takes an interdisciplinary approach which embraces politics, economics and psychological perspectives, as well as media law, regulation and ethics. Media Studies is a versatile subject which is both creative and academic, and can open up a vast array of future careers such as; journalism, TV broadcasting, public relations, marketing, and social media.

What will I study ?

You will study a range of media products and forms such as:

• Television
• Film
• Magazines
• Newspapers
• Online and social media
• Advertising and marketing
• Radio
• Video games
• Music videos


The lesson was always enjoyable and fun, and I always felt confident leaving the classroom that I had learnt something. The work was always interesting and there was definitely an area of interest for everyone.

Hannah Kitson
Buttershaw Business and
Enterprise College

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.