Media Production and Analysis General

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The Media Production and Analysis General course aims to prepare students for a future in a digital and interconnected world by providing the skills, knowledge and understandings to tell their own stories and interpret others’ stories.

 

Students will develop an awareness and cultural understanding to explore and develop media ideas by using skills, techniques, processes, conventions and technologies to create media work for audience, purpose and context.

You will gain an understanding the role of media in society by using critical, social, cultural and aesthetic understandings to respond to, reflect on and evaluate media work.

 

You will learn to make decisions about all aspects of production, including creative choices across pre-production, production and post-production phases. This will give you an opportunity to reflect on and discuss your own creative work, intentions and outcomes, simulating industry experiences.

 

UNITS 1 & 2: Media Production and Analysis – Year 11

Mass Media and Point of View

Unit learning contexts may include a combination of the following:

  • ‘Blockbuster’ films
  • TV genres
  • Comics
  • Magazines
  • Advertising
  • News stories
  • Current affairs stories

 

Students will have the opportunity to developtheir understanding of media languages, considering different types of representations and how they relate to the construction of media.They will be given opportunities to acquire production skills and develop their personal style and are encouraged to experiment with filmmaking technologies and conventions to express their ideas.

TYPES OF ASSESSMENTS

  • Response – 30%
  • Production – 70%

 

UNITS 3 & 4: Media Production and Analysis – Year 12

Entertainment and Representation and Reality

Unit learning contexts may include a combination of the following:

  • Promotion and marketing strategies
  • Local and international film
  • Animated sitcoms
  • ‘Breakfast’ television
  • News and current affairs programs and websites
  • Participation media

 

Students will expand their understanding of media languages, considering different types of representations and how they relate to the construction of reality within media work.They will be given opportunities to extend their production skills and develop their personal style and are encouraged to experiment with filmmaking technologies and conventions to express their ideas.

 

TYPES OF ASSESSMENTS

  • Response – 25%
  • Production – 60%
  • Externally Set Task – 15%

 

For more information regarding the syllabus, check the SCSA website.