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The Essentials series is designed to support students through further education and into higher education. The Essential Introductions take students step by step through AS and A2 courses in Communication & Culture, Media Studies and Film Studies and give students the confidence to tackle every part of an introductory course. With companion websites created to complement each book, students can be assured that they are receiving the most up to date teaching in both practical and theoretical areas. The Essential Resources provide additional material necessary for the study of the courses in depth, and introduce students to the concepts of working independently both at college and university.

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Media Studies: The Essential Resource

Media Studies: The Essential Resource

2nd Edition

Sarah Casey Benyahia, Abigail Gardner, Philip Rayner, Peter Wall
December 05, 2013

Bringing together key writings with original textbook material, the second edition of Media Studies: The Essential Resource explains central perspectives and concepts within Media Studies. Readers are introduced to a range of writing on media topics promoting an understanding of the subject from...

AS & A2 Media Studies: The Essential Revision Guide for AQA

AS & A2 Media Studies: The Essential Revision Guide for AQA

2nd Edition

Antony Bateman, Sarah Casey Benyahia, Claire Mortimer, Peter Wall
July 31, 2013

AS & A2 Media Studies: The Essential Revision Guide for AQA is a comprehensively updated new edition offering advice and guidance to help students pass AS and A2 Media Studies. Written by a team of experienced teachers and examiners, the book offers clear and engaging pathways through all the...

AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC

AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC

1st Edition

Antony Bateman, Sarah Casey Benyahia, Claire Mortimer, Peter Wall
June 17, 2011

This full colour, highly illustrated textbook is designed to support students through their WJEC AS in Media Studies. Individual chapters cover the following key areas: Textual Analysis: Visual, Technical and Audio codes Textual Analysis: Narrative and Genre Codes Approaches to...

A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC

A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for WJEC

1st Edition

Antony Bateman, Peter Bennett, Sarah Casey Benyahia, Peter Wall
December 02, 2010

Developing key topics in depth and introducing students to the notion of independent study, this full colour, highly illustrated textbook is designed to support students through the transition from AS to A2 and is the perfect guide for the new WJEC A2 Media Studies syllabus. Individual chapters,...

A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA

A2 Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA

2nd Edition

Antony Bateman, Peter Bennett, Sarah Casey Benyahia, Jacqui Shirley, Peter Wall
November 08, 2010

Developing key topics in depth and introducing students to the notion of independent study, this full colour, highly illustrated textbook is designed to support students through the transition from AS to A2 and is the perfect guide for the new AQA A2 Media Studies syllabus. Individual chapters,...

A2 Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction

A2 Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction

1st Edition

Peter Bennett, Jerry Slater
November 18, 2009

A2 Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction features over 100 colour images, contemporary case studies and examples. The authors introduce students to the skills of reading communication texts and understanding the link between communication and culture, as well as taking students...

A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction

A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction

2nd Edition

Sarah Casey Benyahia, Freddie Gaffney, John White
April 29, 2009

A2 Film Studies: The Essential Introduction gives students the confidence to tackle every part of the WJEC A2 Level Film Studies course. The authors, who have wide ranging experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film....

AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction

AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction

3rd Edition

Peter Bennett, Jerry Slater
June 18, 2008

AS Communication and Culture: The Essential Introduction is fully revised for the current GCE Communication and Culture Advanced Subsidiary specification with full colour throughout, over 120 images, new case studies and examples. The authors introduce students step-by-step to the skills...

AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction

AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction

2nd Edition

Sarah Casey Benyahia, Sarah Casey Benyahia, Freddie Gaffney, Freddie Gaffney, John White, John White
May 27, 2008

AS Film Studies: The Essential Introduction gives students the confidence to tackle every part of the WJEC AS Level Film Studies course. The authors, who have wide ranging experience as teachers, examiners and authors, introduce students step by step, to the skills involved in the study of film....

AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA

AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA

3rd Edition

Peter Wall, Philip Rayner
May 11, 2008

AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA is fully revised for the current specification with full colour throughout, over 100 images, new case studies and examples. The authors introduce students step-by-step to the skills of reading media texts, and address key concepts such as...

Film Studies: The Essential Resource

Film Studies: The Essential Resource

1st Edition

Peter Bennett, Andrew Hickman, Peter Wall
December 13, 2006

Bringing together a wide array of accessible and contemporary source material, Film Studies is the ideal companion for students studying film studies at university and pre-university level. From printed media to the views of actual individuals involved in the film-making process, the sources cover...

AS Communication Studies: The Essential Introduction

AS Communication Studies: The Essential Introduction

2nd Edition

Peter Bennett
November 11, 2004

In full colour throughout and featuring new case studies, this fully revised and updated edition of the best-selling AS Communication Studies covers all aspects of Communication Studies for students of the AS and A Level AQA syllabus. The authors, who are experienced teachers and examiners,...

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