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Media concepts

This section explains the media concepts that lie at the centre of media studies courses, how the concepts are interlinked, and how they underpin the NCEA achievement standards at levels 2 and 3 and provide background to the relevant unit standards.

To understand how the media works, students need to understand how these concepts help to create each media text or media product. The inter-play between these concepts is illustrated by a summary chart. To view the chart or read an explanation of a concept and the relevant NCEA achievement standards, select a link below or use the right-hand navigation menu: