What is Media Studies?
Media Studies is a very important subject, ultimately combining aspects of English, Drama, Technology, Music, Politics, Sociology, Psychology and History. In short, it is Modern English with a strong emphasis on academic writing which is then synthesised and applied through creative means.
At St Thomas More School, the Media department is a dynamic and active place. Students are taught key concepts within Media Studies along with professional production skills. They leave with skills which can be used as part of their university studies, the media industry and are easily transferable to many other sectors.
All Media students learn how to approach research and construct analytical essays. Students also learn skills for the different production stages: pre-production, production and post-production.
Our students produce complex pieces of work using state of the art technology. The department enables students to build work portfolios which can be used for professional interviews or support college/university applications.