Media Studies

SACE Stage 1

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Media Studies

Media Studies

SACE Stage 1

10 credits


In Media Studies, students apply skills to analyse and create different media products such as short film, documentaries and digital magazines. They are invited to explore the context of media production, and to analyse how words, images and sound are used to engage and influence audiences.

The delivery of the subject is organised around critical and creative thinking challenges that build the students' knowledge and understanding of media concepts and issues, using a 'learning by doing' approach. The challenges are designed to engage students in analysis, reflection and problem solving, developing their technical and transferable skills. 

This course prepares students, who have an interest in media and creative arts, to explore the range of possibilities within this industry and also provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in communication, critical and creative thinking, media literacy and media production technologies.

Course Content
Assessment
Further Info
Course Content
Students learn how to plan, write and create content using media technologies. The course uses an inquiry-based approach, as students explore, analyse and reflect on the content and context of media production, and apply knowledge of media languages and conventions to develop their own media product.

Students explore topics such as media representations, media audiences, ethics and bias, diversity in media production, or other topics negotiated with the class.

Assessment

Folio 40%
Interaction Study 20%
Product 40%

Further Info

This course is offered in Semester 1.