MEDIA (YEAR 11 ONLY IN 2017)

Unit 1: Semester 1

Representation and technologies of representation
By engaging in practical making and theoretical analysis and discussion, students in this unit develop an understanding of the relationship between the media, technology and the representations present in various existing media forms such as film, television, online and print media. Students will consider and analyse the relationships between media technologies, audiences and society. Utilizing predominantly lens-based and other digital technology, students develop practical and analytical skills, including an understanding of codes and conventions used in the creation of media products. By considering existing examples and producing their own product, students will better understand creative and purposeful uses of media, including new and emerging technologies.

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework Theory (20%)
2. Coursework Practical (40%)
2. Examination (40%)

Unit 2: Semester 2

Media production and the media industry
In this unit students commit to a collaborative media project (audio, audio visual, multi media or print) in which they will each take on a specific role. Groups will identify, develop, refine and produce a product that will help develop their understanding of collaborative media production. Students participate in specific stages of a media production, developing practical skills in their designated role. Students also develop an understanding of media industry issues and developments relating to production stages and roles within the broader framework in which Australian media organisations operate. Issues and influences such as ownership, distribution and control in a national and global context will be addressed.

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework Theory (20%)
2. Coursework Practical (40%)
2. Examination (40%)