Media arts / Year 7 and 8

Curriculum content descriptions

Identify specific features and purposes of media artworks from contemporary and past times to explore viewpoints and enrich their media arts making, starting with Australian media artworks including of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media artworks (ACAMAR072)

  • surveying the programming of public sector versus private sector television and commenting on differences
  • comparing a media artwork (such as an animation) from a sole producer with one from an international organisation and commenting on differences in style
  • analysing the role of media artworks and media artists in transmitting cultural information and creating awareness of contemporary issues, such as water quality
  • conducting a case study of how the story from a Hollywood blockbuster film is adapted across media platforms to reach different audiencs; for example, games players, social media users, television viewers
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – How are media artworks changed when viewed outside a cultural context? How effective is my image construction in terms of making meaning to me and to others? How can I undertake safe and ethical media practice in online spaces?
  • debating an issue like the media’s intrusion on the individual’s right to privacy
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Settings (Narratives),  Aboriginal art,  Australian art,  Torres Strait Islander art,  Media arts,  Community theatre

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