Media (A/T/M)

students at Gungahlin College

Course information

Media students at Gungahlin College have the opportunity to analyse and produce a range of television, film, print and digital media. The media course provides students with a real world introduction to possible careers in journalism, film, television, multimedia, sound design, special effects, motion graphics, and media production. Students gain experience using industry standard digital media solutions, including the television studio, digital editing suites and a variety of cameras used in the media industry. Media students are also introduced to special effects compositing and motion graphics, utilising the television studio green screen and dedicated special effects software. Students work collaboratively on practical projects, working as directors, camera operators, sound designers, vision switchers, editors, writers and storyboard artists. Media is a subject which focuses on communication skills, creativity, technology and working with others.

Post-school pathways

Do you enjoy or are you good at Media Studies? (pdf, 110kb)

Workload expectation

All Media units have an emphasis on practical work with the inclusion of written analytical tasks as well as the inclusion of an assignment that documents the creating process.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor, Major, Major-Minor

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Media Foundations

2

Video Production

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Media Foundations

2

Video Production

3

Animation

4

Process to Production

Note: Media Foundation is suggested as the first unit of study. Most units do not have pre-requisites, except Process to Production which requires students to have successfully completed at least two standard units of media.

Unit descriptions

Media Foundation

This introductory unit is designed to provide new Media students with a foundation for the commencement of media studies.  You will learn about the media industry and develop practical skills in camera operation, editing and post-production.

Video Production

This unit focuses on the practical aspects of video production, building on skills in camera operation, video editing, sound design, motion graphics, directing and scriptwriting. The unit concludes with the final production of a large piece of work which is screened to a public audience.

Documentary

The focus of this unit is to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the documentary genre. They will study film and television documentaries and develop and produce your own original documentaries.

Animation

This unit examines the nature of, and concepts related to, traditional and computer-assisted animation. Students will view, examine and criticise a range of animated films, study animation production and processes, and produce short animated films.

Process to Production (Year 12 Only)

This unit is designed to provide Media students with the opportunity to showcase the skills acquired through prior units by producing a significant media project in their chosen medium.  Students may produce an original idea or adapt an existing work in the medium of their choice.


GCTV

Gungahlin College Television (GCTV) features a variety of works from our Media students, including short films, animations, television shows, documentaries, and music videos. Each year our Media students also hold public screenings, which include Cinema 6 (a collaboration between media and drama students) and Project XII (Year 12 final projects).

Visit the GCTV Youtube Channel