Media Arts / Year 9 and 10 / Exploring and responding

Curriculum content descriptions

investigate the ways that media artists use media arts concepts to construct representations in media arts works and practices across cultures, times, places and/or other contexts (AC9AMA10E01)

Elaborations
  • analysing and evaluating the social, cultural and/or ethical implications of the changing nature of representations in media arts works over time; for example, deconstructing representations constructed at different times or in different places to compare the representations of gender in print, screen and/or interactive media, or deconstructing the representation of multiculturalism or youth in Australian television
  • justifying, in a video commentary, the technical and symbolic code choices they have made in constructing representations, their framework of social and cultural values, and communicating alternative points of view
  • analysing and evaluating the way social beliefs and values can be communicated to audiences through the manipulation of technical and symbolic codes in media arts works they view and make
  • exploring how media platforms use data and how they can influence the breadth and depth of information provided to an audience; for example, through a media feed
  • evaluating relationships embedded within media practices and discussing how media arts works and institutions can influence or challenge media practices and audience perceptions
  • researching audiences of specific genres or users of specific media platforms, and analysing and evaluating the way generic technical and symbolic codes have been manipulated to engage these audiences across media forms such as music videos, animated short films, documentaries, short films, feature films, television programs, computer games, websites or social media platforms (considering online safety protocols)
  • analysing and evaluating the ways technical and symbolic codes have been used to construct stereotypical representations in media arts works targeted to specific audiences in a range of historical and contemporary contexts or across traditional and emerging media formats
  • identifying, describing and explaining the way technical and symbolic codes such as camera techniques, editing, sound, rhythm or mise-en-scène are manipulated in media arts works they have viewed or made to evoke audience responses such as excitement or fear, and/or to convey an intended meaning or position about an issue or idea, such as an opinion about climate change
  • examining the role of media makers in perpetuating and/or challenging prevailing views on issues of contemporary relevance
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural Understanding
ScOT terms

Image manipulation,  Composition (Visual arts),  Culture,  Camera shots,  Cultural contexts

Text

Costumes of the Performing Arts Collection

Explore some of the costumes curated from the Adelaide Festival Centre’s performing arts collection. Find supporting information and discussion questions to inform conversations about design, and the ways in which performances are conceptualised.

Interactive

Camp Windmill Interactive

This webpage aims to develop understandings of the ‘camp’ genre of theatre through interviews with performers, images and short film clips.

Video

The Swamp

This resource features the Yolngu-made film The Swamp. Students are provided with the opportunity to watch it and engage in a discussion exploring its genre, deviations from traditional documentary format, its impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling, challenges faced by the Yolngu people, and the film's ...

Interactive

Vivid Sydney – 77 Million Paintings

A series of video interviews with Nick Robertson about Brian Eno's '77 Million Paintings' installation, which was part of an exhibition in Vivid Sydney 2009. The resource includes clips of the installation.

Video

Purdiwan: Pretty One

The Garrwa people live inland from the Gulf of Carpentaria, on either side of the border between the Northern Territory and Queensland. In this brief but beautiful animation, a Garrwa woman herds her pretty goats eastward.

Video

Manankurra Kujika: The song of the Tiger Shark

The Rrumburriya clan of the Yanyuma people are the custodians of the Tiger Shark Dreaming. In this animation, the Tiger Shark sings plants, fish, birds, fresh water and people at Manankurra, at the mouth of the Wearyan River on the Gulf coast of the Northern Territory. This story from the Yanyuwa people is one of nine that ...

Video

Ngabaya: Spirit People

This story from the Wurdaliya clan of the Yanyuma people suggests that complaining about your leader might not always be a good idea. The Spirit People are tired, hungry and thirsty, but after constantly expressing their dissatisfaction their leader has had enough. This story from the Yanyuwa people is one of nine that ...

Video

The Dreamings from the Saltwater Country

The Yanyuwa people of Manakurra are the custodians of the Tiger Shark Dreaming song line. Manakurra is situated at the mouth of the Wearyan River on the Gulf coast of the Northern Territory. In this stunning animation, the Tiger Shark swims into the waters of the Gulf of Carpentaria, singing dolphins, dugongs, manta rays, ...

Video

The Sea Turtle and the Osprey

The Dreaming of the Sea Turtle and the Osprey (Wundanyuka kulu Jujuju) belongs to the Wurdalia clan of the Yanyuwa People, who live in and around Borroloola, near the Gulf of Carpentaria in the eastern Northern Territory. The story follows the Osprey, who pursues Sea Turtles in the islands of the southwest Gulf. Please ...

Video

Kurdarrku: The Brolga

The dance of the Brolga is one of the most graceful in the world. In this Dreaming story from the Mambaliya-Wawukarriya clan of the Yanyuwa people, the Brolga's dance is recreated in stunning animation. The Brolga travels through the country west of the Gulf of Carpentaria, creating plains, wells, trees and lagoons. This ...

Video

a-Kuridi: The Groper

In this spectaular animation, the Groper travels around South West Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, close to the Northern Territory mainland. She visits different Dreaming countries while creating waterways, plantations and rock formations. The Groper's story belongs to the Wuyaliya clan of the Yanyuma people. This story ...

Video

Ngurdungurdu: The Tiger Shark

The Tiger Shark travels from the east to his country at the mouth of the Wearyan River on the Gulf coast of the Northern Territory. On his way he encounters the Rock Wallaby, who drives him from her country. The Rrumburriya clan of the Yanyuma people are the custodians of the Tiger Shark Dreaming. This story from the Yanyuwa ...

Video

The Chicken Hawk and the Crow

The Wuyaliya and Mambaliya clans of the Yanyuwa people live on the Gulf Coast of the Northern Territory, in and around Borroloola. The Wuyaliya clan are custodians of the Chicken Hawk Dreaming, while the Crow Dreaming belongs to the Mambaliya. In this fast-moving animation, the Chicken Hawk and the Crow argue over water ...

Video

li-Maramaranja Dugong Hunters

The story of the Dugong Hunters, or li-Maramaranja, belongs to the Rrumburriya clan of the Yanyuwa people, who live along the Gulf coast of the Northern Territory. In this story, the dugong hunter Jurruji encounters trouble when he falls into a crevasse on an island in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This story from the Yanyuwa ...

Online

Koorie Cross-Curricular Protocols for Victorian Government Schools

The Koorie Cross-Curricular Protocols for Victorian Government Schools are applicable to schools intending to develop activities that involve the use of Koorie cultural expressions, including stories, songs, instrumental music, dances, plays, ceremonies, rituals, performances, symbols, drawings, designs, paintings, poetry, ...

Image

Australian collection

This database features a selection of Australian artworks from QAGOMA. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, classroom activities, a glossary of key terms and curriculum alignment information for teachers. Search results can be refined by theme, period, ...

Image

Indigenous Australian collection

This federated search from the QAGOMA database features a selection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks from the collection. The searchable database provides artwork images, background information about the artist and the artwork, a map of major Indigenous regions in Australia, classroom activities, a glossary ...