Garin College Garin College

Level 3 Media Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: R. Birch.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to study Level 2 Media Studies. Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty.

Quotes from 2022 Year 12 Media Studies Students:

+ "Great subject to take for creativity. Not your normal sit down subject".

+ "A subject with lots of options and a fun teacher who makes it even better".

+ "A very current/ relevant subject. It teaches you how to understand society". Maddie Jones

+ "Motivating" was the number one word the class chose to represent their learning in Media Studies 2022.

Course Overview:

This course is exemplary for educating students on the fundamentals of Media Studies practice and is open to all learner capabilities. In this course; students will improve their writing, reading, communication and language skills including stimulating their creative thought processes.

Students will create a promotional video or short film in consultation with the teacher.

Film production, broadcasting, film analysis and representation of culture in recent New Zealand media texts are themes identified within this course.


Social Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Prices may be subject to change


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.