A-Level Media Study Day: Understanding Media Industries

  • Date:
  • Time: 09:30 - 15:30
  • Location: University of Leeds
  • Year Group(s): 12
  • Bookings: Using booking link below
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Successful study of the media at A Level involves engaging critically with media – as industries as well as texts.

In this study day, students will have an opportunity to think critically about current issues raised by the media industries. David Hesmondhalgh, a ‘key theorist’ on the A Level Media Studies syllabus, and a Professor at the University of Leeds, will speak about the media industries and answer questions from students and teachers. His lecture will be followed by a seminar, where students will have a chance to discuss the key issues raised and work through examples in small groups.

During the study day, students will also participate in a practical workshop, focused on how to tell stories through moving images, and be given a tour of the University campus.

Example Schedule:

9.30-9.45: Arrival and registration
9.45-10.00: Welcome
10.00-11.00: Understanding Media Industries, Professor David Hesmondhalgh
11.00-12.00: Seminar for group 1 / Workshop for group 2 / Tour for group 3
12.00-13.00: Lunch
13.00-14.00: Workshop for group 1 / Tour for group 2 / Seminar for group 3
14.00-15.00: Tour for group 1 / Seminar for group 2 / Workshop for group 3
15:00-15:30: Closing Remarks

Bookings for this event are now open! To request places for your school, please fill in our Online Booking FormPlease note that we are limiting schools to 10 student spaces each.

If you have any questions and queries about this event, please email j.stringer@leeds.ac.uk.