This full colour, highly illustrated textbook is designed to support students through their WJEC AS in Media Studies. Individual chapters cover the following key areas:
Specially designed to be user-friendly, AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC includes activities, key terms, case studies and sample exam questions. It introduces the course, tackles useful approaches to study, key content covered in the specification, and guides the student in approaching and planning the exam and production work through analysis, prompts and activities.
Selected Contents: List of illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Aims and rationale How to use this book Part I Chapter 1 Textual Analysis: Visual, Technical and Audio codes Chapter 2 Textual Analysis: Narrative and Genre Codes Chapter 3 Approaches to Representation Chapter 4 Approaches to Audience Response Part II Chapter 5 Case Studies Gender Age Ethnicity Identity Events Issues Chapter 6 Passing MS1: Media Representations and Receptions Part III Chapter 7 Production Work, Evaluation and report Epilogue Index