10 Media Arts

Year 10: 1 Semester / The Arts

Australian Curriculum Website:  https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/the-arts/media-arts/

Pre-Requisite:  Nil


Students will focus on advanced compositional and lighting techniques used in all digital media imagery, both static and moving. Students will learn how to use the manual settings of a DSLR camera and its creative output on digital imagery. They will refine their manipulation skills, working with adobe creative suite to create collages, special effects, and persuasive 2D print and digital media in response to media analysis of arts works and artists. Students will critically analyse the impacts of digital media inventions throughout history on society.

This course may lead to Stage 1 Creative Arts, or Stage 1 Visual Art Art/Design.

Topics may include

  • digital photography – manual DSLR
  • studio lighting
  • history and development of digital media
  • desktop publishing using InDesign
  • digital imaging using adobe photoshop
  • animation and film making (special effects)
  • digital drawing
  • investigation: media arts


Students are assessed against the media arts australian curriculum achievement standards:

  • skills development and application
  • research and analysis

Additional Information

Students will require:

  • USB storage device
  • students may need to purchase additional internet and or printing credit