Media Arts / Year 7 and 8 / Exploring and responding

Curriculum content descriptions

investigate the ways that media arts concepts are used in media arts works and practices across cultures, times, places and/or other contexts (AC9AMA8E01)

Elaborations
  • identifying, describing and analysing how, for example, cinematography, mise-en-scène, editing or sound are manipulated to construct representations of people, place, events or ideologies
  • using questions to analyse the ideology or philosophical viewpoint of a media arts work, including what institutions were involved in its distribution, and its potential impact on audiences
  • analysing the way media languages are used to construct representations of people, places and concepts in media genres and products; for example, the ways that technical and symbolic codes are used to construct stereotypical representations of people, places or concepts in media arts works aimed at teenagers
  • analysing the way audiences are positioned to respond to different representations constructed by technical and symbolic codes in media arts works, such as in the depiction of cultural or social groups and values in Australian film and television
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural Understanding
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Literary devices,  Attitudes,  Stereotypes,  Culture,  Plots (Stories),  Themes (Texts),  Cultural contexts,  Media arts

Online

The ad campaign

This learning sequence invites students to analyse the 'Dumb Ways to Die' advertising campaign and how the key messages are communicated to the audience. Students then design a new iteration of the Dumb Ways to Die campaign, that could engage a young audience and provide messages about travel safety not covered by the original ...

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.

Online

Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning

The Narragunnawali website is a portal of rich content and professional resources for teachers and students in schools and early learning centres that promotes reconcilation between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The website includes curriculum- aligned resources and professional ...

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 ...

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, ...