MEDIA STUDIES

“In the future, everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” – Andy Warhol, 1968

How do cat videos attract so many views on Youtube? Why do audiences love to watch contestants fail on reality TV shows? Do you own that image you just snap-chatted? If not, who does? Why is the Hollywood film industry crumbling? Should we care?

 

Media Studies asks the big questions about the media products we consume every day. We focus the lens on society, looking at how media products and processes can reflect, distort and/or influence our world and ourselves. Through practical film-making, students learn to shape their own media environment and become informed consumers and skilled creators of media.

 

Senior courses offered by the department are flexible and encourage creative independence. Opportunities outside of class include film competitions and industry experience. Careers in the media industries are challenging and rewarding.

 

For more information contact: Duncan McKinley (duncan.mckinlay@nayland.school.nz).

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