Media Studies

SACE Stage 2

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Media Studies

Media Studies

SACE Stage 2

20 credits


In this subject, students refine their skills in the analysis and creation of media products, investigating the content and context of media production. They develop an understanding of the impacts of media in contemporary society through the study of four key media concepts: representations, organisations, conventions and audiences.

Students engage in critical and creative thinking challenges to explore, analyse, interpret and reflect on the proliferation of media channels and their global and local influence on a range of different audiences and socio-cultural contexts. They develop refined skills in the analysis and production of media content such as short film, documentaries, TV shows and digital magazines, preparing them for future careers in the media and creative arts industries.

The subject has a 'learning by doing' approach, and students work collaboratively on critical and creative thinking challenges that expand their analytical and technical skills, as well as their reflective capacity.

Course Content
Assessment
Overview
Students learn how to plan, write and create content using media technologies. Through inquiry-based learning, they explore, investigate, analyse and reflect on the content and context of media production, and apply their knowledge to develop their own products.

Students explore, analyse and reflect on the impacts of media in contemporary society through the study of topics negotiated with the class, and use industry standard software to create two media products targeting specific audiences.

Pathways

School Assessment
Folio 30%
Product 40%


External Assessment
Investigation 30%