Our Arts Learning Area is comprised of programs in Drama, Media, Music and Visual Arts. In Years 7 students rotate through each of these disciplines so that they develop a strong foundation for continued learning and skill development. In Year 8-10 students continue with they Arts Program by choosing subjects they are passionate in that can prepare them for WACE or Certificate courses in Years 11 and 12.

Media Arts prepares students for a future in a digital and interconnected world by developing their creative skills, appreciation and knowledge of media techniques and technologies so they can explore their world, create their own stories and interpret the stories of others.

Students work individually and collaboratively to create and produce media works that demonstrate their understandings of key media concepts and technical expertise.

 

Year 7 Media

Students are provided with opportunities to view media works within the context of a selected focus. They make and respond to media productions within the selected media type, genre or style studied and are taught to use basic media production skills and processes.

Students learn how to problem-solve, work as a team and to follow timelines. They use processes and strategies to ensure safe and responsible use of all media equipment.

Media focus options: advertising (for example, television commercials, film trailers, magazine advertising, film posters), mass media (for example, commercial television, blockbuster films, video games) or press (for example, television news, newspapers, current affairs) and broadcasting (for example, marketing campaigns, commercial radio, commercial podcasts).


Year 8 Media

Media Students in Year 8 will be introduced to concepts and skills associated with the study and practice of the media. The focus of the course is to develop an understanding of how Narrative is constructed in various forms of the Media. A wide range of tasks expose students to the use of digital camera and professional editing programmes to enable them the enjoyable experience of planning and producing their own short films and other works.   

Students will be introduced to concepts and skills associated with the study and practice of the media. The focus of the course is to develop an understanding of how Narrative is constructed in various forms of the Media. A wide range of tasks expose students to the use of digital camera and professional editing programmes to enable them the enjoyable experience of planning and producing their own short films and other works.   

Students are given further opportunities to view media works within the context of the selected focus. They make and respond to their own media productions and those of their peers within the selected media type, genre or style studied, building on media production skills and processes from previous years.

Media focus options: advertising (for example, billboard, 'junk' mail advertising, radio advertising), mass media (for example, blockbuster CGI film, specialist magazines, feature articles) or press (for example, newsletters, news magazine, journalistic photography) and broadcasting (for example, news channels, special interest programs, interactive entertainment).


Year 9 Media

Students continue to refine viewing of media works within the context of the selected focus. They make and respond to their own media productions and those of others within the selected media type, genre or style studied and further develop their media production skills and processes.

Media focus options may be either Media Fiction (for example, TV fiction, comics and graphic novels, magazines) or Media Non-Fiction (for example, documentaries, news stories, current affairs stories).


Year 10 Media

In Year 10, students are introduced to analysis of media works within the context of the selected focus. They continue to make and respond to their own media productions and professional media works within the selected media type, genre or style studied, using refined media production skills and processes.

Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Media Arts through two of the foci and media below.

Media foci are: Media Fiction (for example, narrative focused video games, celebrities in media fiction, Hollywood or Bollywood films) and Media Non-Fiction (for example, educational programs, wiki site blogs, photographic essays).
SENIOR SCHOOL – MEDIA PRODUCTION AND ANALYSIS
ATAR
The Media Production and Analysis ATAR 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 the stories of others. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and interpret their world, reflecting and analysing contemporary life, while understanding that this is done under social, cultural and institutional constraints.  Students, as users and creators of media products, consider the important role of audiences and their context. This course focuses on the application of media theory in the practical process.