ACDMD3
This course requires 2 options.

Level 3 Media Academy

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Carolyn Dower-Cruden

This course will enhance student’s opportunity to gain NCEA Level 2 and provide a platform for those who wish to continue in the Media Academy at Year 13. Students will also be aiming to gain their Level 2 National Certificate in Radio Foundation Skills. This qualification recognises a broad range of Media Studies skills and we will be covering a wide range of Media Industries. The course will encompass, journalism, radio broadcasting, radio presenting, film editing, analysis of film techniques and how society shape the media. It is a qualification suited for people seeking employment and/or further training and education through an accredited provider or through work-based training programs.
The students will also complete their English Level 2 credits through this course which will replace any other English class in Year 12. The idea of this, is they will use English as a way to further promote the skills needed to enter into the Media Industry and/or further study in this field.
This a course consists of two hours per day, combining work for English and Media Studies. Students also participate in a course at Whitireia, (NZ Radio Training School), an NZQA approved tertiary provider for one day per week for approximately 20 weeks. Here they refine their radio presenting and video skills in the radio studios of Whitireia. All the credits gained in the course contribute to the NCEA.
AIMS:
• To provide students with the opportunity to gain a qualification that recognises a broad range of entry level Media Industry skills and knowledge required by the Media industries.
• Promote knowledge and understanding of a range of media industry skills
• Apply these knowledge and skills to practical situations.
• Develop these essential skills in a range of media contexts
• Gain the ability to analysis Media texts
• Gain written and verbal skills needed in the Media Industries

Recommended Prior Learning

Successful Completion of the Level 2 Media Academy.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10235 v5 Write a basic radio commercial
3
I
5
U.S. 10231 v5 Sell radio advertising
3
I
10
A.S. 91480 v1 English 3.9 - Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91478 v1 English 3.7 - Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91477 v1 English 3.6 - Create a fluent and coherent visual text which develops, sustains, and structures ideas using verbal and visual language
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91475 v1 English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
3
I
6
Y
6w *
A.S. 91473 v1 English 3.2 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91497 v1 Media Studies 3.8 - Write a media text to meet the requirements of a brief
3
I
3
Y
3w *
A.S. 91496 v1 Media Studies 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant development in the media
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91495 v1 Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief
3
I
6
Y
*
A.S. 91494 v1 Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief
3
I
4
Y
*
A.S. 91493 v2 Media Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91491 v2 Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91490 v2 Media Studies 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media industry
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits

Approved subjects for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsment: 47

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

10
3
24
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries