The Media both reflect and shape the culture and values of society. They are central to entertainment, dissemination, communication and education and so they are of fundamental importance in defining the way we see ourselves and others.
The Media Department offers an exciting and comprehensive programme. Units of study include photography, studio production, film and television studies, editing, digital media, documentary study and more. Media is a subject which is versatile and suits a variety of subject choices and career paths.
Years 8, 9 and 10
Students begin Media Studies in Year 8, with the option of continuing in Years 9 and 10. The courses aim to increase the students' understanding of how the media operates in our society today.
Students are introduced to the basic theories of mass communication, modern mass media, film, television, and photography. They learn the practical skills needed to master the art of photography and videography, by making their own films and exploring the world of digital photography.
Years 11 and 12
Media Production and Analysis is offered in both General and ATAR pathways to Year 11 and 12 students. Throughout the courses, students view, listen, read, research, analyse and discuss all types of media and consider how people, events and issues are presented. They develop an understanding of media culture today and in the past. Students also create, produce and present their own works in various mediums.