Media is the study of film, television, online and print mass communication, it examines how and why various types of media texts are made, as well as techniques used by the media to manipulate audience reactions.
Unit 1 – Media forms, representations and Australian Stories
Unit 2 – Narrative across media forms
Unit 3 – Media narratives and pre-production
Unit 4 – Media production and issues in the media
In studying Media, students develop the knowledge and skills required to analyse and explore media texts, as well as the impact that mass communication has upon society. Students will learn how production and story elements are used in film narratives and develop the skills to produce their own films, videos, and magazines.
Possible Assessment Tasks
Close analysis of films, Research-based essays, Case study analysis, Video products (both collaborative or individual), Magazine or print media products (both collaborative or individu- al), Podcasts, Blogs. Activities/Camps/Excursions
ACMI/Top Arts excursion, individual filming outside of school and during holidays
Film and television director, producer, editor, script writer, cinematographer, special-effects technician, newspaper or magazine publisher, layout designer, writer, or editor, animator, radio presenter, director, producer, sound technician, sound editor.
Year 11 & 12