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Year 9 and 10 Media Arts

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​​​​​​​We study The Creative Arts because we want to create and communicate ideas and stories through sound, movement, words and images. We work individually, and in groups, to inspire understanding​ and happiness in ourselves and our audiences​​​​.

Subject description​

The media is a powerful entity which plays a significant role within society. It's about actively engaging with media practice, theory and production. Media is about working within the industry, and requires skills like good project management and critical thinking.​

Studying media helps students gain an understanding of how media surrounds our society and has an impact on almost every aspect of our lives. Along with equipping students with the technical capabilities needed for their craft such as storyboarding, filming and editing techniques, students will learn a range of skills such as analysis and critical thinking techniques.

​Skills develo​ped

  • Production skills 
  • Communication skills 
  • Creative thinking 
  • Team work and role delegation 
  •  Visual design 
  •  Editing skills 
  •  Time-management skills 
  • Adaptability and flexibility

​​Out of class requireme​​​​nts

Students will be required to plan and find footage outside of class times and work with others during their own time. Students will also be required to complete written components of assessment at home.​

What’s important for this subje​​ct?

Students will be required to plan and find footage outside of class times and work with others during their own time. Students will also be required to complete written components of assessment at home.​

Course Outline & Assessment​​

​​​​Year 9
​Year 10​
​Unit 1 - ​Lights, Camera... Western: Exploring the characteristics of different film genres

Task 1: ​A Photoshop movie poster that follows the characteristics of a chosen genre ​

Task 2: Planning, filming and editing of a movie trailers that follows the characteristics of a chosen genre​​​
​Unit 1 - Stop…Motion Time: Exploring the differences between stop motion animation and computer animation​​​

Task 1: Creation of stop motion and computer animation in pairs

Task 2: Comparative analysis essay comparting the two types of animation and commenting in their relevance in a 21st century world​
​​Unit 2 - I'll take two!: ​​Deconstructing television advertisements looking at target audience and advertising techniques​

Task 1: Planning, filming and editing of a television commercial

Task 2: Analytical essay deconstructing a television commercial focusing on target audience and advertising techniques​
​​​​Unit 2 - Silence Please: A​ leap into the past to the world of 1920s silent films

Task 1: Planning, filming and editing of a silent film that includes all elements of the genre​


​​Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites​
To study Film Television and New Media in Year 11 - C or better in Year 10 English; C or better in Year 10 Media; Can also lead to Year 11 Media Studies.​​​

​​​​Extra-Curricular Opportunities​
Arts Innovation Media Group
Backstage and Technical Production Crew



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Last reviewed 22 June 2021
Last updated 22 June 2021