Introducing Moving Image Arts

The Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) has recently completed the pilot stage of the new AS level in ‘Moving Image Arts’. This article gives my own account of the year spent teaching the course to some twenty students who were brave enough, or possibly foolhardy enough, to take up the challenge.

Media Literacy and Image Education

A survey on media literacy practice for the European Commission.

The 2003 Communications Act

After nearly three years of debate, consultation, controversy and scrutiny, the 2003 Communications Act has finally emerged from the darkness. It represents the most sweeping changes in the British broadcasting and telecommunications landscape at least since 1990, and probably since the emergence of commercial television in the 1950s.

The Development of Media Studies in Scotland

Media Studies really took off (as far as schools and FE colleges are concerned) in the early 1980s with the introduction of the Post-16 Action Plan to provide vocational courses for students for whom Highers (the post-16 academic qualification) was not felt to be appropriate.