Australian Curriculum Categories


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


  • surveying the programming of public sector versus private sector television and commenting on differences (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • comparing a media artwork (such as an animation) from a sole producer with one from an international organisation and commenting on differences in style (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • analysing the role of media artworks and media artists in transmitting cultural information and creating awareness of contemporary issues, such as water quality (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability)
  • 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 (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • 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? (Skills: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • debating an issue like the media’s intrusion on the individual’s right to privacy (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)

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