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    I want to have a future in the media industry but im not sure which a levels would help? Clearly media studies but I'm not sure what else to take. Help please!!
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    I want to have a future in the media industry but im not sure which a levels would help? Clearly media studies but I'm not sure what else to take. Help please!!
    Hey! I take Media Studies,and even though some people think it's a doss, it really isn't. You have to learn various theories linked to a big concept called MIGRAIN (Media Language, Ideologies, Genre, Representations, Audiences, Institutions and Narrative). You also have to learn your own case study to use in the exam (you can choose practically anything that has broadcast, Print and e-Media coverage). And on top of that, you have coursework to do. So, if you can keep to deadlines, remember a big case study, memorise key theories and can analyse different media products using these theories, Media Studies is for you. (Even if you can't right now, you'll learn to as you go on. )

    I would also advise doing sociology,because it has close links to media, and if you go to university and do a media related degree, most of the modules link to sociology anyway, so it's a useful A level to have.

    I'm not sure about any others,but if you need any help, please ask

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    I want to have a future in the media industry but im not sure which a levels would help? Clearly media studies but I'm not sure what else to take. Help please!!
    I would recommend English Language at A-level if you like learning about sentence types and different types of nouns and what kind of effects they have... But you also learn about theories to do with gender, sexualities and theories about why different occupation have their own jargon and etc. You also get to learn about how children learn language through speaking, reading and writing. Then you have Language Change module which is learning how and why did the English Language change over time!

    I found it a really useful A-level if you plan to do something where your writing skills needs to be at a higher level than other degrees.

    As the poster above, Sociology is a good A-level to have. You might be lucky enough to study Media in Society in Sociology if your school opts for that option.

    I personally would recommend English Language and then the others would be down to what I found most interesting.
 
 
 
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