Year 12 Media Studies (12MES)
Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Uy
Media Studies is a subject that encourages students to engage critically with the world of media. Students will analyse the Reality Television genre and its audience, and Media Theory. They will also plan and create their own documentary short films in groups, an exciting part of the internal assessment. This course is suited for learners who are excited about asking questions and thinking critically and/or have an interest in careers in media production, marketing, journalism and any other job based around analysis and production.
This subject is academic and requires students to write their analysis in essay format. While there is a large practical component to the course the literacy and reading and writing credits come from the external exams where students write coherently and perceptively to form an argument and express their ideas.
Students should have achieved a majority of the credits offered from their Year 11 English or Year 11 Media Studies course and approval by HOD.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$20 approx. to cover cost of equipment upkeep and film consumables.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.