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What is it and why should I do it?

In VCE Media Studies, you will examine how and why the media constructs and reflects reality and how audiences engage with, consume, read, create and produce media products. You will also research, plan and produce your own media productions.

In Year 11 media you will study the following topics:

Semester 1:

  • Representation  - Creative task & class presentation, written analysis work
  • Technologies of Representation - Individual media technical experiments
  • Australian Stories - Written analysis work

Semester 2:

  • Media & Change - Creative task/ Production work
  • Narrative, Style & Genre - Research assignment and class presentation.
  • Media Narratives in Production - Research, plan and produce a group or solo production

What will I do in class?

The course is roughly 50% theory (written analysis) and 50% practical (Media production projects)

Theory - You will describe and analyse both historical and contemporary representations, texts and contexts.

Media production - You will develop and refine skills in media design and production in a range of media forms (film/ video, print productions and zines, photography, animation and/ or podcasts)

How much homework will I have?

Approximately 2-3 hours a week, mainly during production projects.

How do I satisfactorily complete the unit?

You are expected to attend regularly and participate in all aspects of the course. 

Tasks for assessment of Media production projects include:

  • audiovisual or video sequences 

  • radio or audio sequences 

  • photographs 

  • print layouts 

  • sequences or presentations using digital technologies 

  • posters 


Tasks for theoretical work include:

  • written responses / workbook
  • class presentations/ oral reports. 


Give me all the details I want to know more:

VCAA Media

PHSC Media Studies 1&2 Wiki Page

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