Level 2 Media Studies

12MST
Course Description

Contact Person: A. Hickman

Year 12 Media Studies

The course is half theory and half production. Students explore media concepts such as representation and genre before moving into production and developing their film scripts into short films. They have access to excellent equipment and editing software and screen their films at the Briefs Student Film Festival. 



Course Overview

Term 1
WALK THE TALK - FILM WORKSHOP
• Analyse short films, film language (cinematography, sound, editing, mise-en-scene)
• Workshop camera shots, angles, lighting and movement
• Collaborate in groups produce a very, very short drama film
• Generate ideas for your major film project

“I’M NOT LIKE THAT!” - UNDERSTANDING MEDIA REPRESENTATIONS
• Collect media texts containing representations of a specific group of society
• Apply representation theory to demonstrate your understanding of how the group is represented in the media

Term 2
ON THE ROAD - ROAD MOVIES (or other) FILM GENRE STUDY
• View and discuss road movies and how the genre responds to:
o Change in society
o Audience expectations / responses
o Commercial considerations
• Stay with road movies or choose another genre to write about

YOUR BIG PROJECT... SHORT FILM DESIGN AND PRODUCTION
From now till the end of Term 3 you will…
• Develop your film idea(s) and pitch them
• Workshop scriptwriting and write a film script
• Produce a film


Term 3
PLAN, DESIGN AND PRODUCE A SHORT FILM
• Individually, or in pairs, design and plan a 3-5 minute short film to screen at BRIEFS
• Your film will demonstrate control of technology, reflect its design and plan and appeal to its target audience

INTERNAL SCHOOL EXAM (Genre topic)

Term 4
BRIEFS FILM FESTIVAL, REVISION AND EXAM

Pathway

Level 3 Media Studies

Supports pathways to careers in communications including marketing and other media industries. Provides critical media analysis and production skills.

Contributions and Equipment

$20.00 for technical support and equipment
Students should have their own Class 10, 16GB SD card and an external hard drive for film making.
Class 10 SD cards can be purchased at school for $15.00.


Entry Requirements

A minimum of 12 credits in 11ENG. Students not meeting this requirement may be admitted at the discretion of the HOD.



Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91250 v3 Media Studies 2.3 - Demonstrate understanding of representation in the media
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91251 v5 Media Studies 2.4 - Demonstrate understanding of an aspect of a media genre
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91252 v2 Media Studies 2.5 - Produce a design and plan for a developed media product using a range of conventions
2
I
4
Y
A.S. 91253 v3 Media Studies 2.6 - Complete a developed media product from a design and plan using a range of conventions
2
I
6
Y
A.S. 91255 v3 Media Studies 2.8 - Write developed media text for a specific target audience
2
I
3
Y
3w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Journalist, Communications Professional, Editor, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Media Producer, Production Assistant Film, Television Presenter, Marketing Specialist, Actor, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), social development research, journalist, television presenter, lawyer, teaching, film director, political researcher, director, film critic, reporter


Disclaimer

Courses are based on student choice, so some courses may not run.