Representation for KS5 Film and Media Studies

This in-person event will guide students through the critical skills necessary to develop independent thought regarding representation.

Janelle Monáe

10:30am to 3pm, 17 November 2023, BFI Southbank

This Study Day will revisit the media representations framework, a key area of study for all KS5 Film and Media Studies exams.

We will explore contemporary representations using a range of film and TV products, from LFTV Drama such as Mr Robot (2015-2019), Black Mirror (season 3: 2016) to music videos such as This is America (2018), Turntables (2020), to films such as Fish Tank (2015) and Rocks (2019).

As well as investigating how media contexts, viewpoints and ideologies inform and influence representations, we will consider how gender, race, ethnicity, disability, regionality, age interact with genre and/or authorship.

In the afternoon we’ll be joined by a leading thinker for a discussion on representation and culture plus Q&A.

Our in-venue events take place in one of the BFI’s auditoriums, school groups are encouraged to engage in an interactive lecture where learning activities using clips are designed to peek interest. Students are supported to share their thoughts and ideas helping to build confidence and deepen understanding.

Booking information

  • £12.50 per student. Accompanying teachers / adults are charged £1 per 5 students – otherwise student rate applies.
  • £40 for teachers attending without students.
  • To book call 020 7815 1329 and pay using a credit/debit card or download, print and return the booking form with cheque or card details.
  • We offer a further subsidy for schools who have over 20% of students who receive free school meals.
  • Please book by 12pm the day before the event.
  • We cannot reserve seats, send invoices or accept BACS payments.
  • For any queries, please email