BFI Media Studies Trip
Our Sixth Formers studying Media Studies at A Level recently visited the BFI cinema in Southbank, London.
Firstly, they heard talks about how new and digital media affect the consumption of news and other informative texts. They also participated in a Q&A with a director of an independent film about the government in Iceland. After lunch the students saw a screening of 'Ingrid Goes West', a film about the negative side of the accessibility of information on social media.
Emily Bell, Media Studies teacher, added:
“The students learnt about Media and Democracy "we media" - how audiences are become prosumers, not consumers, and we applied this to news and subcultures. We looked at specific case studies for examinations and then we watched 'Ingrid Goes West' a film about someone who follows their Instagram star across the USA in order to mimic her personality.”