Media Studies NCEA Level 3



This is an ‘approved subject’ for University Entrance. Standards marked (R/W) may be counted towards either (but not both) Reading or Writing credits for Literacy.


Completion of Media Studies Level 2 with at least 12 credits achieved (3 of those being from an external standard). If you have not completed a Level 2 Media Studies programme you should consult with the Faculty Head/Head of Department regarding the likelihood of your success. Good essay writing skills are essential, as is the ability to communicate well, work in a team and meet deadlines.

Course Description:

This course is designed to increase student’s personal confidence and knowledge of the technology used in the media. You will explore media issues and develop research skills. This course will raise your awareness of the opportunities available in the mass media and is a good foundation for tertiary study in a number of fields.

Achievement Standards:

391490(R/W)Media Studies 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media industry4ExternalCompulsory
391493(R/W)Media Studies 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a relationship between a media genre and society4ExternalCompulsory
391491Media Studies 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a media text through different readings3InternalCompulsory
391492Media Studies 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society3InternalCompulsory
391494Media Studies 3.5 - Produce a design for a media product that meets the requirements of a brief4InternalCompulsory
391495Media Studies 3.6 - Produce a media product to meet the requirements of a brief6InternalCompulsory

Assessment Summary: