Media (A/T/M)


Course information

Media provides students with an introduction to possible careers in film, television, multimedia, journalism, sound design, visual effects and motion graphics. Students work collaboratively on practical projects, working as directors, camera operators, sound designers, writers and video editors. Media is available to all students in Tertiary, Accredited or Modified packages.

Course Information Video

Post-school pathways

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

Workload expectation

Media units have a focus on practical assignments, with the inclusion of a written task.

Course pattern

Available as a Minor, Major, Major-Minor and Double-Major

Suggested Minor course

Semester

Unit

1

Creativity in Media

2

Communicating Meaning in Media

Suggested Major course

Semester

Unit

1

Creativity in Media

2

Communicating Meaning in Media

3

Interdisciplinary Inquiry in Media

4

Entrepreneurship in Media

Note: There are no prerequisites but Creativity in Media is suggested as the first unit of study.

Unit descriptions

Creativity in Media

Students learn about the creative process in Media. They explore techniques and strategies used to create media products. Students apply the creative process, techniques, and strategies to express their understanding of self, others, and the world.

Communicating Meaning in Media

Students learn about how meaning is communicated in a variety of Media forms and styles. They explore techniques for communicating their ideas for a purpose and a target audience. Students apply techniques to communicate their understanding of a range of issues through Media.

Interdisciplinary Inquiry in Media

Students learn about how media products can be used to understand and embrace concepts from other disciplines. They explore styles and techniques in the exploration and representation of information in a variety of mediums to achieve greater effect. Students apply inquiry skills and media practices to position an audience on a chosen concept and synthesize perspectives and draw conclusions to express a point a view.

Entrepreneurship in Media

Students learn about the connections between media and business. They examine the business aspects of media, opportunities, and risks in the industry. Students explore the tension between the creative and commercial when working within a media brief. They apply their understanding of entrepreneurship to produce authentic media products for a range of purposes and audiences.


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