Friday, 8 April 2011
January 2011 G325 A2 Media Studies Questions
1(a) Describe how you developed your skills in the use of digital technology for media production and evaluate how these skills contributed to your creative decision making. Refer to a range of examples in your answer to show how these skills developed over time. 
1(b) Apply theories of narrative to one of your coursework productions. 
Candidates will need to choose one production from either Foundation Portfolio or Advanced Portfolio.
Section B: Contemporary Media Issues
Answer one question from Section B.
Whichever question you answer, you must refer to examples from at least two media areas in your answer and your answer should include reference to historical, contemporary and future media.
Media in the Online Age
8 “The impact of the internet on the media is exaggerated.” Discuss. 
9 Evaluate the opportunities and the threats offered to media producers by the internet. 
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Monday, 7 March 2011
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
para 1 Intro: which of your projects are you going to write about? briefly describe it
para 2: what are some of the key features of the concept you are being asked to apply? maybe outline two of the theories/ideas of particular writers briefly
para 3; start to apply the concept, making close reference to your production to show how the concept is evident in it
para 4: try to show ways in which ideas work in relation to your production and also ways in which those ideas might not apply/could be challenged
para 5; conclusion
Again remember you only have 30 minutes and that you really need to analyse the finished production, rather than tell the marker how you made it
Friday, 21 January 2011
paragraph 1 should be an introduction which explains which projects you did. It can be quite short.
paragraph 2 should pick up the skill area and perhaps suggest something about your starting point with it- what skills did you have already and how were these illustrated. use an example.
paragraph 3 should talk through your use of that skill in early projects and what you learned and developed through these. Again there should be examples to support all that you say.
paragraph 4 should go on to demonstrate how the skill developed in later projects, again backed by examples, and reflecting back on how this represents moves forward for you from your early position.
paragraph 5 short conclusion
Remember it's only half an hour and you need to range across all your work!