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ABLEWA Stage A

Year Stage Description

In Stage A, students are exposed to media arts. They experience how media artworks can represent the world in which they live.

Students become aware of character and settings as they explore sensory elements of media arts, explore ideas and assist in the construction of stories.

Students experience safety in using technologies and in interaction with others. They are exposed to the role of artist. As an audience they are exposed to the sensory elements of the media art.

Stage A Content Descriptions

Explore and Represent Ideas

Experience characters and settings through stories in images, sounds and multi-modal texts (VCAMAE001)

Media Arts Practices

Experience media technologies to capture images and sounds for a story (VCAMAM002)

Present and Perform

Experience the presentation of media artworks (VCAMAP003)

Respond and Interpret

React to stimuli in media artworks (VCAMAR004)

Achievement standard

By the end of Stage A, students react to media artworks being made and viewed.

Students assist to make and share media artworks representing their life and preferences.



ABLEWA Stage B

Year Stage Description

In Stage B, students explore media arts. They explore how media artworks can represent the world and that they can make media artworks to represent their ideas about the world.

Students learn about safety in using technologies and in interaction with others. They experience the role of artist. As an audience they learn to focus their attention on the media artwork and to respond at the end of the viewing.

Stage B Content Descriptions

Explore and Represent Ideas

Respond to characters and settings through images, sounds and multi-modal texts (VCAMAE005)

Media Arts Practices

Use media technologies to select images and sounds for a story (VCAMAM006)

Present and Perform

Share media artworks that communicate ideas or familiar story (VCAMAP007)

Respond and Interpret

Respond to media artworks (VCAMAR008)

Achievement standard

By the end of Stage B, students indicate what they like and dislike about media artworks they make and view.

Students assist to make and share media artworks using technologies and by selecting images and sounds to represent an idea or familiar story.



ABLEWA Stage C

Year Stage Description

In Stage C, students explore media arts. They explore and learn about how media artworks can represent elements of the world and that they can make media artworks to represent their ideas about the world. Students become aware of simple structure, character and settings as they explore ideas and construct stories.

Students learn about safety in using technologies and in interaction with others. They experience the role of artist. As an audience they learn to focus their attention on the media artwork and to respond at the end of the viewing.

Stage C Content Descriptions

Explore and Represent Ideas

Explore different ways of representing characters and settings through images, sounds and multi-modal texts (VCAMAE009)

Media Arts Practices

Assist in the use of media technologies to capture images and sounds for a story (VCAMAM010)

Present and Perform

Present media artworks that communicate an idea or concept (VCAMAP011)

Respond and Interpret

Respond to media artworks by answering questions using one word responses or images (VCAMAR012)

Achievement standard

By the end of Stage C, students communicate about media artworks they make and view, and why media artworks are made.

Students make media artworks that communicate a word or concept.



ABLEWA Stage D

Year Stage Description

In Stage D, students explore media arts. They learn how media artworks can represent the world and that they can make media artworks to represent their ideas about the world. Students become aware of character and settings as they explore ideas and construct stories. They learn about composition, sound and technologies.

Students learn about safety in using technologies and in interaction with others. They experience the role of artist and they respond to feedback in their media arts making. As an audience they learn to focus their attention on the media artwork and to respond at the end of the viewing. They make simple evaluations of media artworks expressing simple statements about what they like and why.

Stage D Content Descriptions

Explore and Represent Ideas

Explore ideas, characters and settings through stories in images, sounds and multi-modal texts (VCAMAE013)

Media Arts Practices

Develop skills to use media technology to capture images, sounds and text for a story (VCAMAM014)

Present and Perform

Present media artworks that communicate a simple idea or story (VCAMAP015)

Respond and Interpret

Respond to media artworks and describe some of the characteristics they observe (VCAMAR016)

Achievement standard

By the end of Stage D, students describe the characteristics of media artworks they make and view.

Students make and share media artworks representing a significant idea, event or story.



Pre-primary year Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 6. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.

Year Level Description

In Pre-primary, learning in Media Arts builds on the dispositions developed in the early years.

Students engage with purposeful play in structured activities to explore, and become familiar with, signs and symbols that have meaning and purpose.

They explore and experiment with the technical codes and conventions of media to produce media work that communicates a message.

As students make and respond to media work, they explore the images that communicate messages in the community.

Making

Ideas

Exploration and experimentation with images, with or without text, to communicate messages (ACAMAM054)

Familiarisation of signs and symbols, including logos and icons, that have meaning and purpose (ACAMAM054)

Skills

Exploration and experimentation with the codes and conventions of media:

  • technical (capturing, selecting and arranging images)
  • symbolic (objects, colour)

to produce media work (ACAMAM055)

Production

Production of images and/or signs and symbols in a media work to communicate a message for a purpose (ACAMAM056)

Responding

Responses to images that communicate messages in the community and use different features to capture an audience (ACAMAR057)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students produce media work that communicates meaning. They select or capture mostly relevant images, also using signs and symbols to give meaning to their messages.

Students identify the features used in media work to communicate messages and capture an audience. They share their opinion about media work viewed and produced.



Year 1 Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.

Year Level Description

In Year 1, learning in Media Arts builds on the dispositions developed in the early years.

Students experiment with familiar signs and symbols, used in different contexts, to communicate an idea or story.

They explore and experiment with technical codes and conventions, and are introduced to audio and written codes to produce media work to share with others.

As students make and respond to media work, they express ideas and feelings about media work they view and produce.

Making

Ideas

Exploration and experimentation of images, sounds and text to communicate ideas and tell stories (ACAMAM054)

Use of familiar signs and symbols, including logos and icons, used in different contexts (ACAMAM054)

Skills

Exploration and experimentation with the codes and conventions of media:

  • technical (capturing, selecting and arranging images)
  • symbolic (objects, colour)
  • audio (selecting and capturing sounds to create a mood or feeling; loudness and softness)
  • written (adding text)

to produce media work (ACAMAM055)

Production

Production of media through the selection and editing of sound, text and images, to communicate an idea or story to an audience (ACAMAM056)

Responding

Different media work that convey messages (advertisements on television, billboards, digital and print) (ACAMAR057)

Personal responses, expressing ideas and feelings about the media work they view and produce (ACAMAR057)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students experiment with images, audio and/or text to produce media work that communicates ideas and tells stories. They capture, select and arrange mostly relevant images, using familiar signs and symbols to give meaning to their ideas and stories.

Students identify the purpose and messages in media work in a variety of contexts. They give their ideas and feelings about media work they view and produce.



Year 2 Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.

Year Level Description

In Year 2, learning in Media Arts builds on the dispositions developed in the early years.

Students explore how meaning can be changed in familiar stories through character and settings. They experiment with unfamiliar and contemporary signs and symbols to create meaning and purpose in different contexts.

They explore and experiment with technical, audio and written codes and conventions to produce media work to convey a story, or a section of a story, using archetypes.

As students make and respond to media work, they identify interests and preferences in media work they view and produce.

Making

Ideas

Exploration of character and setting in familiar stories in different media types (ACAMAM054)

Exploration of archetypes and settings in stories and how they enhance the narrative (ACAMAM054)

Use of familiar and unfamiliar contemporary signs and symbols, including logos and icons, to create meaning and purpose in a variety of contexts (ACAMAM054)

Skills

Exploration and experimentation with the codes and conventions of media:

  • technical (capturing, selecting and arranging images)
  • symbolic (objects, colour, setting)
  • audio (selecting and capturing sounds to create a mood or feeling; loudness and softness)
  • written (selecting, arranging and editing text to organise important features of an idea or story)

to produce media work (ACAMAM055)

Production

Production of media work conveying a story or a section of a story with character and setting using audio and/or visual techniques (ACAMAM056)

Responding

Different media types use specific features to communicate messages to different audiences (ACAMAR057)

Personal responses, identifying interests and preferences in media work they view and produce (ACAMAR057)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students produce media work that conveys ideas and stories to audiences, using some audio or visual techniques. They explore how to use character and setting in familiar stories. Students experiment with the arrangement of captured or selected images, audio and text to convey their ideas. They select and use familiar signs and symbols to create meaning for a purpose in familiar contexts.

Students identify some features used in different media types that communicate ideas to different audiences. They share their interests and preferences about media work they view and produce.



Year 3 Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.

Year Level Description

In Year 3, students explore how sequencing of image, sound and text tell a story or convey a message to an intended audience. They explore how fictional characters are represented in stories.

Students explore and experiment with technical, audio and written codes and conventions, and are introduced to symbolic codes, when producing media work.

As students make and respond to media work, they are provided with opportunities to explore work from different social, cultural and historical contexts.

Making

Ideas

Exploration of how sequenced images, audio and text can be used to tell a story or convey a message (ACAMAM058)

Exploration of how fictional characters are represented in stories (ACAMAM058)

Skills

Exploration and experimentation with the codes and conventions of media:

  • technical (sequencing and editing images to organise events in a story; camera shots (close-up); camera angles (low angle))
  • symbolic (objects, colour, setting, using costumes and props to represent familiar people as fictional characters)
  • audio (loudness and softness; music to convey a mood; sound effects)
  • written (selecting, arranging and editing text to organise important features of an idea or story)

when producing media work (ACAMAM059)

Production

Production of media work, using codes and conventions to enhance the story or message for an intended audience (ACAMAM060)

Responding

Appropriate responses to, and respect for, media work from different social, cultural and/or historical contexts (ACAMAR061)

Responses that involve identifying and reflecting on, the use of codes and conventions of media in their own and others' media work, using media terminology (ACAMAR061)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students produce media work for a specific purpose, using codes and conventions of media for some audience engagement. They explore how sequenced images, audio and text are used to tell stories and convey messages. Students explore the representation of fictional characters in stories. They sequence and edit images, using audio and text appropriate to the message. Students use props and costumes to represent familiar people as fictional characters.

Students respond respectfully to media work from different social, cultural and/or historical contexts. They identify codes and conventions used in their own and others’ media work, using some media terminology.



Year 4 Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.

Year Level Description

In Year 4, students explore how narrative structures are represented in a variety of images and/or sound, and convey a message with a beginning, middle and end.

Students explore and experiment with codes and conventions, using narrative structures to engage and communicate an intended message to an audience.

As students make and respond to media work, they identify and reflect on the meaning and purpose of their own and others' media work, using appropriate terminology.

Making

Ideas

Exploration of how narrative structures are used to tell a story or convey a message with a beginning, middle and end (ACAMAM058)

Manipulation of familiar settings to create fictional settings (ACAMAM058)

Skills

Exploration and experimentation with the codes and conventions of media:

  • technical (sequencing and editing images to organise events in a story; camera shots (close-up, long shot); camera angles (low angle, high angle))
  • symbolic (using costumes and props to represent as fictional and/or non-fictional characters; manipulating familiar places to create fictional settings)
  • audio (loudness and softness; music to convey a mood; sound effects)
  • written (selecting, arranging and editing text to organise important features of an idea or story)

when producing media work (ACAMAM059)

Production

Uses narrative structures to produce fictional and non-fictional media work to engage an audience (ACAMAM060)

Protocols (permission for images of individuals to be used) in media work (ACAMAM060)

Responding

Considered responses to, and respect for, a variety of media from different social, cultural and/or historical contexts (ACAMAR061)

Responses that involve identifying and reflecting on the meaning and purpose of their own and others' media work, using media terminology (ACAMAR061)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students plan, create and present media work for a specific purpose, using codes and conventions for some audience engagement. They identify how narrative structures tell stories or convey messages with a beginning, middle and end. Students consider narrative structure when sequencing and editing. They use appropriate audio and edit text to convey a narrative. Students use familiar places to represent fictional settings, and use some props and costumes in their media work. They follow some simple media protocols when required.

Students respond respectfully to a variety of media work from different social, cultural and/or historical contexts. They identify and reflect on the meaning and purpose of their own and others’ media work, using some media terminology.



Year 5 Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.

Year Level Description

In Year 5, students explore stories from a particular point of view. They consider how narrative structures are used to communicate ideas to an audience for a specific purpose.

Students experiment with codes and conventions, with increasing complexity, to communicate a message or story to an intended audience. They are introduced to protocols in media work.

As students make and respond to media work, they identify and describe how codes and conventions are used to communicate meaning, using appropriate terminology. Students examine the role of media in different cultures and times.

Making

Ideas

Exploration of how narrative structures are used to communicate ideas to an audience for a purpose (ACAMAM062)

Exploration of stories from a specific point of view (ACAMAM062)

Skills

Exploration and experimentation with the codes and conventions of media:

  • technical (sequencing and editing of images to support particular purposes; camera shots (close-up, mid-shot, long shot); camera angles (low angle, high angle, eye-level))
  • symbolic (using costumes and props to represent people as fictional and/or non-fictional characters; manipulating familiar places to create fictional settings; consideration of natural light to enhance a shot)
  • audio (loudness and softness; music to convey a mood; sound effects)
  • written (selecting text to strengthen meaning or create point of view)

when producing media work (ACAMAM063)

Production

Uses narrative structures to communicate a point of view for an intended audience (ACAMAM064)

Protocols (permission for images and videos of individuals to be used) in media work (ACAMAM060)

Responding

Responses that involve identifying and describing how the codes and conventions are used to communicate meaning and create point of view (ACAMAR065)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students plan, produce and present media work for specific audiences and purposes. They use codes and conventions to create point of view for some audience engagement. Students explore narrative structures and point of view to communicate ideas to an audience. They sequence and edit images, audio and text to convey the message for a specific audience and purpose. They use props, costumes and places to represent fictional and non-fictional characters and settings. Students follow some appropriate media protocols.

Students consider the role of media from different cultures and/or times. They identify how the codes and conventions of media are used to communicate meaning and create point of view, using some media terminology.



Year 6 Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.

Year Level Description

In Year 6, students explore stories and ideas from different viewpoints. They explore how narrative structures and tension engage an audience.

Students continue to experiment with codes and conventions to persuade and engage an audience.

As students make and respond to media work, they describe how the codes and conventions of media communicate meaning. They examine the regulation and ethical behaviour in media. Students explore the factors that influence media in different cultures and times.

Making

Ideas

Exploration of how narrative structures and tension engage an audience (ACAMAM062)

Exploration of stories and ideas from different viewpoints (ACAMAM062)

Skills

Exploration and experimentation with the codes and conventions of media:

  • technical (sequencing and editing images to support particular purposes; camera shots (close-up, mid-shot, long shot); camera angles (low angle, high angle, eye-level))
  • symbolic (using costumes and props to represent people as fictional and/or non-fictional characters; manipulating familiar places to create fictional settings; manipulating natural light to enhance a shot; using body language to create meaning)
  • audio (loudness and softness; music to convey a mood; sound effects)
  • written (selecting text to strengthen a viewpoint and engage an audience)

when producing media work (ACAMAM063)

Production

Uses different viewpoints in story making to engage an audience (ACAMAM064)

Protocols (permission for images and videos of individuals to be used, use of borrowed materials) in media work (ACAMAM060)

Responding

Regulation and ethical behaviour in media, including the role of organisations and communities (ACAMAR065)

Responses that involve describing how codes and narrative conventions communicate meaning, using media terminology (ACAMAR065)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students plan, produce and present media work for specific audiences and purposes, using codes and conventions of media for audience engagement. They explore how narrative structure, tension and different viewpoints engage an audience. Students use audio to convey mood and edit text appropriately to support the message. They use props, costumes and places to represent fictional and non-fictional characters and settings, and use body language to create meaning. Students follow some appropriate media protocols.

Students describe some factors that influence media in different cultures and times. They describe how the narrative, codes and conventions communicate meaning, using some media terminology.



Year 7 Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.

Year Level Description

In Year 7, students are provided with opportunities to view media work within the context of the selected focus. They are introduced to the basic communication model, explore different viewpoints in contemporary media, plan and create representations in media work and respond to their own work and the work of others.

Students work as a team, follow timelines, and use processes and strategies to ensure safe and responsible use of media equipment.

Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Media Arts through one or more of the foci and media below. Other foci and media may be used in addition to teach knowledge and skills in Media Arts.

Media focus options: advertising (for example, television commercials, film trailers, magazine advertising, film posters), mass media (for example, commercial television, blockbuster films, video games) or press (for example, television news, newspapers, current affairs) and broadcasting (for example, marketing campaigns, commercial radio, commercial podcasts).

Students are expected to work within, or across, the following media in each year level: film, television, photography, print media, radio or online media.

Making

Media languages

Introduction to key terminology and technologies related to selected context and focus (ACAMAM066)

Codes and conventions of media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM066)

Point of view in the context of the media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM066)

Narrative conventions in the context of the media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM066)

Representation

Representation of ideas, issues or people in the media and the values they represent (consideration of stereotypes) (ACAMAM067)

Production

Controls and audience values influencing the production of media work (ACAMAM070)

Skills and processes

Basic media production skills to integrate codes and conventions in media work for a specific purpose and meaning (ACAMAM068)

Production process using basic technical skills and processes, scripts, storyboards and layouts (ACAMAM068)

Responding

Analysing and reflecting on intentions

The effectiveness of their own and others’ media work for the audience and intended purpose (ACAMAR072)

Media work from contemporary times to explore differing viewpoints (ACAMAR072)

Audience

The role of the audience (interests, values, expectations) in influencing the producer’s selection process (selection, omission, emphasis) (ACAMAR069)

Intended audiences for which media work is produced (ACAMAR071)

Ways audiences use media for a specific purpose (ACAMAR072)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students apply some media terminology. They replicate some familiar codes and narrative conventions to make meaning, show some awareness of genre and purpose and create point of view to appeal to an audience. Students depict simple representations of ideas, issues and people, with some reference to values. They show a developing awareness of social and cultural sensitivity in media work by considering controls and audience values. Students apply planning processes, and safely use technology to create and edit planned media work. They fulfil most team responsibilities.

Students identify, in their own work and the work of others, aspects of media work in relation to audience and purpose. They identify ways audiences use media for specific purposes.



Year 8 Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.

Year Level Description

In Year 8, students are provided with opportunities to view media work within the context of the selected focus. Students build on media concepts from previous years, through expansion of the basic communication model to include new and emerging media technologies. They apply their understanding of intended audience, purpose and context in their productions and in their response to their own and others’ media work. They explore current trends in how audiences use media.

Students begin to solve problems, work as a team, follow timelines and use processes and strategies to ensure safe and responsible use of media equipment.

Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Media Arts through one or more of the foci and media below. Other foci and media may be used in addition to teach knowledge and skills in Media Arts.

Media focus options: advertising (for example, billboard, 'junk' mail advertising, radio advertising), mass media (for example, blockbuster CGI film, specialist magazines, feature articles) or press (for example, newsletters, news magazine, journalistic photography) and broadcasting (for example, news channels, special interest programs, interactive entertainment).

Students are expected to work within, or across, the following media in each year level: film, television, photography, print media, radio or online media.

Making

Media languages

Introduction to key terminology and technologies related to selected context and focus (ACAMAM066)

Revision and expansion of the basic communication model to include the communication process of new and emerging media technologies (ACAMAM066)

Codes and conventions of common media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM066)

Point of view for a specific audience in the context of the media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM066)

Narrative conventions in the context of the media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM066)

Representation

Representation of ideas, issues or people in the media and the values they represent (consideration of stereotypes) (ACAMAM067)

Production

Controls and audience values influencing the production of media work (ACAMAM070)

Responding

Analysing and reflecting on intentions

The effectiveness of their own and others’ media work for the intended audience, purpose and context (ACAMAR072)

Media work from contemporary times to explore differing viewpoints (ACAMAR072)

Audience

The role of the audience (interests, values, expectations) in influencing the producer's selection process (selection, omission, emphasis) (ACAMAR072)

Intended audiences for which media work is produced (ACAMAR071)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students apply some media terminology. They replicate familiar codes and narrative conventions to make meaning, show awareness of genre and purpose and create point of view to appeal to an audience. Students depict representations of ideas, issues and people that reference values. They show some awareness of social and cultural sensitivity in media work by considering controls and audience values. Students apply planning processes, and select and safely use technology to create and edit planned media work, with mostly effective results. They fulfil most team responsibilities.

Students identify, in their own work and the work of others, aspects of media work in relation to audience, purpose and context. They identify some current trends in the ways audiences use media.



Year 9 Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that in Years 9 and 10 the study of the Arts is optional.

Year Level Description

In Year 9, students are provided with opportunities to view media work from contemporary and past times to explore viewpoints from Australian and/or international media work. They consider the impact context and audience have on media work, and explore the impact of trends on how audiences use media.

Students extend and refine their skills and processes for problem-solving, working as a team, following timelines and using processes and strategies to ensure safe and responsible use of media equipment.

Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Media Arts through one or more of the foci and media below. Other foci and media may be used in addition to teach knowledge and skills in Media Arts.

Media focus options may be either Media Fiction (for example, TV fiction, comics and graphic novels, magazines) or Media Non-Fiction (for example, documentaries, news stories, current affairs stories).

Students are expected to work within, or across, the following media in each year level: film, television, photography, print media, radio or online media.

Making

Media languages

Introduction to key terminology and technologies related to selected context and focus (ACAMAM073)

Codes and conventions for constructing meaning in the selected media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM073)

Point of view for different audiences in the context of the media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM073)

Media works that experiment with narrative conventions in the context of the media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM073)

Representation

Representation of ideas, issues or people in the media now, and/or in the past, and the values they represent (consideration of stereotypes) (ACAMAM074)

Production

Controls and audience values impacting the production context of media work (ACAMAM077)

Skills and processes

Media production skills to integrate codes and conventions in media work for a specific purpose, meaning and style (ACAMAM075)

Independent awareness of safe production practices when using technologies and resources (ACAMAM077)

Production process using appropriate technical skills and processes, scripts, storyboards and layouts (ACAMAM075)

Responding

Analysing and reflecting on intentions

The impact of their own and others’ media work for the intended audience, purpose and context (ACAMAR078)

Media work from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints in Australian media work and/or international media work (ACAMAR079)

Media conventions, social and/or cultural beliefs and values that underpin representations in media work (ACAMAR078)

Audience

Impact of intended audience on the producer’s selections in choosing codes and conventions, styles, narrative, genre, representations, stereotypes, differing points of view and values (ACAMAR078)

Intended audience profile of specific media work (ACAMAR078)

Impact of current trends in how audiences use media (ACAMAR079)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students apply some media terminology specific to the task and chosen context. They use codes and narrative conventions appropriate to genre and purpose, construct meaning and create point of view to engage an audience. Students construct representations of ideas, issues and people that reflect values. They demonstrate social and cultural sensitivity in media work by observing controls and audience values. Students complete most required planning, and select and safely use technology to create and edit planned media work, with mostly effective results. Students apply some problem-solving processes and fulfil most personal and team timeline responsibilities.

Students describe, in their own work and the work of others, aspects, and some impact, of media work in relation to audience, purpose and context. They identify the impact of current trends on how audiences use media.



Year 10 Syllabus

The syllabus is based on the requirement that in Years 9 and 10 the study of the Arts is optional.

Year Level Description

In Year 10, students are provided with opportunities to explore in more depth the way media work is constructed in different contexts and how it can be used to challenge the values of an audience. They explore past and current media trends on audience use of media.

Students continue to make and respond to their own media productions and professional media work within the selected media type, genre or style studied, using refined media production skills and processes: problem solving, working as a team, or independently; setting and following personal and group timelines; and independently using media equipment safely and responsibly.

Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Media Arts through two of the foci and media below. Other foci and media may be used in addition to teach knowledge and skills in Media Arts.

Media foci are: Media Fiction (for example, narrative focused video games, celebrities in media fiction, Hollywood or Bollywood films) and Media Non-Fiction (for example, educational programs, wiki site blogs, photographic essays).

Students are expected to work within, or across, the following media in each year level: film, television, photography, print media, radio or online media.

Making

Media languages

Introduction to key terminology and technologies related to selected context and focus (ACAMAM073)

Codes and conventions for constructing meaning in the selected media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM073)

Alternative points of view for different audiences in the context of the media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM073)

Media works that manipulate narrative conventions in the context of the media type, genre and/or style studied (ACAMAM073)

Representation

Representation of ideas, issues and/or people in the media now, and/or in the past, and the values they represent or challenge (consideration of stereotypes) (ACAMAM074)

Production

Controls, constraints and audience values impacting the production context of media work (ACAMAM074)

Skills and processes

Media production skills to integrate and shape codes and conventions in media work for a specific purpose, meaning and style (ACAMAM075)

Independent awareness of safe production practices when using technologies and resources (ACAMAM077)

Clear self-production processes using appropriate technical skills, scripts, storyboards and layouts (ACAMAM075)

Responding

Analysing and reflecting on intentions

The impact of their own and others’ media work for the intended audience, purpose and context (ACAMAR078)

Media work from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints in Australian media work and/or international media work (ACAMAR079)

Media conventions, social and cultural beliefs and values, local and/or global, that underpin representations and shape purposes and processes in media work (ACAMAR078)

Values presented or challenged by celebrities, stars and/or heroes (ACAMAR078)

Audience

Impact of intended audience on the producer’s selections in choosing codes and conventions, styles, narrative, genre, representations, stereotypes, differing points of view and values (ACAMAR078)

Intended audience profiles of specific media work (ACAMAR078)

Impact of past and current trends in how audience use media (ACAMAR079)

Achievement standard

At Standard, students apply mostly correct media terminology specific to the task and chosen context. They select and use codes with some effectiveness to construct meaning, select and combine narrative conventions appropriate to genre or purpose and use some conventions to position audience. Students use selection processes to construct representations of ideas, issues and people that reflect or challenge values. They demonstrate social and cultural sensitivity in media work by complying with controls and audience values. Students complete most required planning, and select and safely use technology to create and edit planned media work, applying problem-solving processes with mostly effective results. They fulfil most personal and team timeline responsibilities and contribute to some team problem solving.

Students describe, in their own work and the work of others, aspects, and explain the impact, of media work in relation to audience and purpose in a variety of contexts. They describe the impact of past and current trends on how audiences use media.