Media Unit 2: Narrative Across Media Forms
There are no prerequisites for this unit, however, it is recommended that students undertake Year 10 Media and Media Unit 1.
Students will find it helpful to have their own digital camera (still and/or video) and tripod.
Students further develop their understanding of narrative in media products in different contexts and across a range of media forms. Students study the influence of media technologies on individuals and society. Students undertake production activities to design and create narratives that demonstrate an awareness of the structures and media codes and conventions that are relevant.
Areas of Study
Narrative, style and genre
Students explore and examine how two or more narratives construct realities and meaning for audiences. They examine the personal and distinctive style of media professionals who play leading roles in the construction of narratives.
Narratives in production
Students apply their theoretical learning to design and produce narratives using the stages of the media production process.
Media and change
Students investigate the relationship between emerging and pre-existing media forms, products and institutions. They evaluate the impact of developments on individuals, society and culture.
|Explore and examine how two or more narratives construct realities and meaning for audiences.
||Written task that explores and examines how two or more narratives construct realities and meaning. Analysis of distinctive style of media creators and producers in different media forms.
|Design and produce narratives using the stages of the media production process.
Creation of a media narrative focussing the stages of the media production process in a range of media forms, including audio-visual, photography, print and digital media.
|Investigation of the relationship between emerging and pre-existing media forms, products and institutions. They evaluate the impact of developments on individuals, society and culture.
||Students prepare a report on the ways audiences interact and engage with the media as a result of the growth of digital technologies across media forms.
Overall Final Assessment
End of Semester Examination – 1.5 hours.
Information can be obtained from the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victoria, Australia: www.vcaa.vic.edu.au