Media Production & Analysis General


What is GENERAL Media Production and Analysis all about?

The General Media Production and Analysis course aims to prepare all 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 be creating their own Media productions as well as interpreting and analysing the techniques and representations used by contemporary Media, while considering the impact of audiences and their context.

Who should select these units in Year 11?

This course is ideally suited to students with an interest in a range of Media types. Students should be creative and active participants in all class work. Previous experience in the subject is not necessary. Students wishing to work in technical Media and/or study Creative Industries at TAFE when they leave school should consider this course.

Pathway

Students who enrol in this course would be suited to General Media Production and Analysis in Year 12. Students can also use their work in these units as part of a portfolio entry to Media TAFE courses or SAE.

 

Areas of Study

UNIT 1 – MASS MEDIA

  •  Media Languages
  • Production Contexts
  • Popular Culture
  • Production Skills

UNIT 2 – POINT OF VIEW

  •  News and Current Affairs
  • Sub-culture audiences
  • Representation
  • Non-fiction narratives

To provide for different learning styles a variety of assessment tasks are used. For each course of study tasks are selected from:

  • Music Videos
  • News Broadcasts
  • Written Responses
  • Poster/ Graphic Work
  • Film Editing and Special Effects

What is GENERAL Media all about?

The General Media Production and Analysis course aims to prepare all 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 be creating their own Media productions as well as interpret and analyse the techniques and representations used by contemporary Media, while considering the impact of audiences and their context. Students will assess the impact of controls and constraints in Media Products, and will have to address and incorporate these same aspects of production in their own work.

Who should select these units in Year 12?

Students who enrol in this course would be suited to General Media Production and Analysis courses at a TAFE level. Students can also use their work in these units as part of a portfolio entry to Media Traineeships. It is recommended (however not a requirement) that students have completed General Media Units 1 and 2 in Year 11.

Pathway

Upon successful completion of these units, students would progress to a traineeship/ volunteer work with a Media production company, or complete a TAFE certificate in Media Studies.

 

Areas of Study

 

UNIT 3 – Entertainment

  • Analyse films and fanzines in terms of narrative, SWAT codes & controls/constraints.
  • Produce a film in groups, sticking to a specific genre.
  • Create a Fanzine designed to appeal to a specific audience using a particular interest.

UNIT 4 – Representation and Reality

  • Analyse Breakfast TV as a Media Text
  • Produce a Breakfast TV show, following codes and conventions
  • Analyse the codes used in Talkback Radio texts and how they entice listeners.

To provide for different learning styles a variety of assessment tasks are used. For each course of study tasks are selected from:

  • Essay Responses
  • Poster/Graphic Work
  • Audio Visual Productions: Film and Breakfast Television
  • Visual Productions: Fanzines