Media Production and Analysis ATAR

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60% in Mainstream English

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The Media Production and Analysis ATAR course aims to prepare students for a future in a digital and interconnected world by providing the skills, knowledge and understandings to tell their own stories and interpret the stories of others. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment and interpret their world, reflecting and analysing contemporary life, while understanding that this is done under social, cultural and institutional constraints.  Students, as users and creators of media products, consider the important role of audiences and their context. This course focuses on the application of media theory in the practical process.

This course is 50% Production and 50% Written. Across Year 11 and Year 12, four units are studied in ATAR Media Production and Analysis. These units are: Popular Culture, Journalism, Media Art and Power and Persuasion.

  • Year 12 work is regularly selected from the graduating ATAR class to be showcased in the annual Media Perspectives cinema screening. For the past four years, Mercedes has also been recognised by SCSA for being a top performing school in Media Production and Analysis. 
  • An optional Media study tour is offered to students entering year 11 and 12 Media courses. The tour allows students to complete production workshops with industry professionals at Bond University, a premiere institution for film and television. 
  • Australian Teachers of Media WA site provides resources to students and teachers. For access please click HERE 
  • Syllabus and other SCSA documentation can be found HERE  
  • Cost: $108 

Through my media studies over year 11 and 12, I have developed a passion for the area and plan to study a bachelor of Media and Communications at university. The course has allowed me to find this passion through both written and production components. The content is highly relevant in modern society and it also enhances my knowledge in other subjects. I can confidently say that media is my favourite subject and I am very glad that I chose it when making my subject selections in Year 10.

Madigan Gordon, Class of 2019

Year 12 Media Production and Analysis ATAR

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