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Film, Television and New Media

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Does this subject contribute to an ATAR? Yes (General Subject)

How many credits does this subject contribute towards QCE? 4 credits in year 11 and 12

What is Film, Television and New Media?

Film, Television & New Media fosters creative and expressive communication. It explores the five key concepts of technologies, representations, audiences, institutions and languages. 

Students learn about film, television and new media as our primary sources of information and entertainment. They understand that film, television and new media are important channels for educational and cultural exchange, and are fundamental to our self-expression and representation as individuals and as communities. 

Students creatively apply film, television and new media key concepts to individually and collaboratively make moving-image media products, and investigate and respond to moving-image media content and production contexts. Students develop a respect for diverse perspectives and a critical awareness of the expressive, functional and creative potential of moving-image media in a diverse range of global contexts. They develop knowledge and skills in creative thinking, communication, collaboration, planning, critical analysis, and digital and ethical citizenship.

What makes a student suited to Film, Television and New Media?

Students who achieve success in Film, Television and New Media are those who enjoy:
designing, producing and critiquing products and their contexts of production use
generating and experimenting with idea by using technologies developing personal skills including self-discipline, problem-solving, project management demonstrating their ability to work individually and collaboratively to achieve goals
broadening their knowledge and understanding of the history, evolution and practices of moving-image media industries

What prerequisites must students meet in order to take this subject?

  • A minimum C in Year 9 Core English
What is the cost of this subject?
  • Subject Levy $75 per year 
  • Possible additional costs: excursion fees $50 per year 

What materials or equipment do I need for this subject?

  • A USB (16GB or larger)
  • Headphones
  • Year 10 - BYOD recommended 
  • Year 11 -  BYOD compulsory
  • A4 exercise book

What do students study in this subject and how are they assessed?

  Unit OverviewsAssessment
Year 10Semester 1
MY:24 Story
Concept: technologies
- How do technologies enable or constrain participation?
Concept: audiences
- How do different contexts and purposes impact the participation of individuals and cultural groups?
Concept: institutions
- How is participation in institutional practices influenced by social, political and economic factors?
Summative internal assessment 1: 25%
• Case Study Investigation
Summative internal assessment 2: 25%
• Multi-platform Project
 Semester 2Silent Stories
Concept: technologies
- How do media artists experiment with technological practices?
Concept: representations
- How do media artists portray people, places, events, ideas and emotions?
Concept: languages
- How do media artists use signs, symbols, codes and conventions in experimental ways to create meaning?
Summative internal assessment 3: 25%
• Stylistic Project
Summative internal assessment 4:25%
• Examination – Extended Response
Year 11Unit 1Foundation
• Concept: technologies
How are tools and associated processes used to create meaning?
• Concept: institutions
How are institutional practices influenced by social, political and economic factors?
• Concept: languages
How do signs and symbols, codes and conventions create meaning?
Formative internal assessment 1: 15%
• Case Study Investigation
Formative internal assessment 2: 25%
• Production Project
Unit 2Story forms
• Concept: representations
How do representations function in story forms?
• Concept: audiences
How does the relationship between story forms and meaning change in different contexts?
• Concept: languages
How are media languages used to construct stories?
Formative internal assessment 3: 35%
• Production Project
Formative internal assessment 4: 25%
• Examination – Extended Response
Year 12Unit 3Participation
• Concept: technologies
How do technologies enable or constrain participation?
• Concept: audiences
How do different contexts and purposes impact the participation of individuals and cultural groups?
• Concept: institutions
How is participation in institutional practices influenced by social, political and economic factors?
Summative internal assessment 1 (IA1): 15%
• Case study investigation
Summative internal assessment 2 (IA2): 25%
• Multi-platform project
Unit 4Identity
• Concept: technologies
How do media artists experiment with technological practices?
• Concept: representations
How do media artists portray people, places, events, ideas and emotions?
• Concept: languages
How do media artists use signs, symbols, codes and conventions in experimental ways to create meaning?
Summative internal assessment 3 (IA3): 35%
• Stylistic project
Summative external assessment (EA): 25%
• Examination — extended response

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Last reviewed 03 September 2019
Last updated 03 September 2019