Media

Media

‘The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.’

-Malcolm X

Media Studies Department

The media is one of the most powerful, influential tools that we have today. It influences everything we do: it shapes our opinions, attitudes, tastes, behaviour and what we find entertaining. It is also one of the key employment markets of the 21st century. The aim of these courses is to introduce the student to key ideas and strategies used in today’s media and how they affect us as individuals and a society.

We cover a multitude of Media based concepts and you will utilise those analytical skills through a variety of film production projects.

Media Department Staff

  • Mr R. Townsley – Course Coordinator of Media and Teacher of English

Courses

S3 – 4

Pupils will cover all course aspects of National 3 – 5 over a period of two years.

  • Nat 3 – Analysis & Production
  • Nat 4 – Analysis, Production, and the Added Value Unit
  • Nat 5 – Analysis, Production, Assignment, and Exam

Senior Pupil Phase: S 5 & 6

Senior pupils will have the opportunity to study the following courses:

  • National 5 Media – Analysis, Production, Assignment, and Exam
  • Higher Media – Analysis, Production, Assignment, and Exam

‘Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.’

-Jim Morrison