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KS4 Media Intro to Semiotics and Analysing a Media Text

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20 mins


Host: After studying A Level Media Studies, Film Studies and Psychology I studied Media & Film Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. Since graduating I have been teaching GCSE and A Level Media and English for 10 years, most recently as Head of Department in a North West Sixth Form.

Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols and how they create meaning. It forms the backbone of analysis for many media texts.

In this class I will provide an overview of semiotic analysis, explain how meaning is communicated through signs and signifiers and show you how to apply it to a media text.

Safeguarding reminder:  We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost important. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled. 

Key takeaways:

  • An understanding of semiotics

  • Examples of how it is used

  • How to apply semiotic analysis to a media text

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 10 - 11 studying Media for GCSE. 

Class requirements

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

What to expect

  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar
  • This class was pre-recorded and is now available to view on demand
  • You'll now be taken to a Stripe payment page.
  • After payment, you will immediately be taken to a new window to watch the recorded class.

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