Journalism and Media

SACE Stage 1

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Journalism and Media

Media Studies

SACE Stage 1

10 credits


This course is designed to enable students to develop skills in critically examining news, advertising, video games and other forms of media (including social media).

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Course Content
Students will look at how media products are made and how they can be used to manipulate audiences into believing falsehoods through bias, logical fallacies, data manipulation and bad-faith arguments.

The skills learnt in this course are widely applicable in both study and life, especially in spotting 'fake news'. Students will also have the opportunity to create media products using a variety of techniques and software for a range of purposes and audiences. These could include products such as adverts, social media campaigns, music videos, documentaries and more.

Topics of study will be negotiated with the class but could include how media affects and is affected by various groups (youth, women, immigrants, LGBTIQ+), political discourse, conspiracy theories and 'woke' brands. It also examines the bidirectional relationship between consumers and corporations.

Assessment

Folio 40%
Media Interaction Study 20%
Product 40%

Further Info

This course is offered in Semester 1.