Media Studies Coursework

No matter which Media Studies specification you are following, a significant part of the course requires you to create your own cross-media product in response to a brief set by the examination board. You might be asked to produce film posters and a three-minute trailer for a new romantic comedy, or the promotional material for an exciting product that will target a particular demographic through a series of posts on social media and three magazine inserts. Perhaps you will need to create a podcast and television ads to raise awareness of a health campaign, or the website and brochures for a well-established company. The briefs change each year so it is important to check with you teacher about what is expected.

By devising and developing your own products for an intended audience, you are demonstrating your understanding of the subject’s theoretical framework and the contemporary media landscape. A lot of work is required to make sure your media texts are fit for purpose and will successfully engage the audience.

The non-exam assessment (NEA) is challenging but it can also be incredible fun.

In this section, you will learn more about how to approach the coursework and meet its technical requirements. There is also information about the statement of intent and examples of critical investigations.