Media Studies teaches students how to apply a critical lens to the variety of media products they are surrounded by in their day to day lives – films, advertising, social media, video games and the news media. Students are then enabled to put theory into practice through the production of their own media items, such as advertisements, music videos and documentaries.
Students are provided with an interactive learning environment where project-based learning through inquiry and peer support are intrinsic in every Media Studies classroom. We have modern facilities with fully equipped editing suites, camera equipment and Adobe Creative Cloud software.
Media Studies provides students with a variety of skills – from social, political and commercial analysis of media products, to full scale production workshops with editing and cinematography tutorials as part of the curriculum.
Media Studies may be taken as an Option in Year 10, and in Years 11-13 at NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3. It may also be taken for Scholarship. Students may go on to tertiary study and careers in media, film-making and television production, communications, marketing, advertising and public relations.