Journalism and Media

SACE Stage 2

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Journalism and Media

Media Studies

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


This course is designed to enable students to develop skills in critically examine a variety of forms of media including video games, film, TV, internet spaces and other forms of media (including social media). Students will look at how media products are created by those with vested interests for specific goals and how the messages of these goals influences public opinion. Students will learn to identify the credibility, bias and validity of media sources; a vital skill for further study and/or a career in journalism.
 
Students will also have the opportunity to create media products using a varietymof techniques and software for a range of purposes and audiences. These could include products such as documentaries, internet advertising campaigns, short films, photography-based projects and more.

Course Content
Assessment
Overview
Topic of study will be negotiated with the class from the topics below:

  • Photojournalism
  • Documentaries
  • Television/Film
  • Music
  • The Internet
  • Advertising
  • Groups in Media (youth, children, community)
  • Media Ethics

Pathways

School Assessment
Folio 30%
Product 40%


External Assessment
Investigation 30%