Media

Media

Course Summary

Are you looking for a career in screen and media, marketing and advertising, communication and writing, graphic and communication design, podcasting ? VCE Media might be the subject for you.

Through this subject you’ll create and analyse content, and gain the knowledge and skills in planning and expression that are valuable for participation in, and contribution to, contemporary society.

You’ll be set up for further theoretical and/or practical study at a tertiary level or at TAFE.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Analyse media concepts, forms and products in an informed and critical way
  • Explore narratives, technologies and processes from various perspectives
  • Examine debates about the role of media in contributing to and influencing society
  • Integrate key aspects through the design and production of media representations, narratives and products

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

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Art Creative Practice

Art Creative Practice

Course Summary

Do you like expressing your own original ideas through art? In Art Creative Practice you will explore, develop and refine a range of fine art materials to investigate the characteristics and uses of a range of art materials. There is a strong focus on individual ideas. You will actively participate in managing the production of artistic work across an extended period. During this subject, you will investigate and respond to a range of artists and artworks in a formalised critical writing format. In Unit 1 students must experiment with a range of art materials including painting, drawing, digital photography and collage. In Units 2-4 students are able to choose from the above materials to focus on for tasks.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Create reports and posters on artists and artworks
  • Analyse artists and artworks
  • Explore a range of class materials
  • Present critiques on your work
  • Produce trial work accompanied by annotations
  • Documented folio of finished art work
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Unit 1 & 2

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VET Music (Sound Production)

VET Music (Sound Production)

Course Summary

This course will teach you a range of practical skills and knowledge to record, mix, perform and edit sound sources. It covers areas such as soundtrack recording, digital editing and mixing, audio equipment operations and management.

Student will gain an entry level understanding of the music industry which could be involved in music performance, sound production, music creation and composition, music business.

The job roles that relate to this qualification may include assistant sound technician, assistant music manager, musician, sound assistant and road crew.

Upon successful completion of all course requirements, the RTO will issue a Certificate. Whereby a student has attained only some units, the RTO will issue a Statement of attainment for those units.

ATAR Contribution: Unit students do not receive a Study Score contribution for this subject

VET: CUA20620 Certificate II in Music (Sound Production)

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Develop basic audio skills and knowledge
  • Perform basic sound editing                           
  • Assist with sound recordings
  • Incorporate technology into music making
  • Develop skills to play or sing music
  • Incorporate music technology into performances
https://youtu.be/iRboB2pbFXU?t=107

This program is run as part of an Auspicing arrangement with College of Sound and Music Production, a Registered Training Organisation.  TIOD: 41549

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Unit 3 & 4

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Music (Unit 1 & 2)

Music Unit (1 & 2)

Course Summary

Students prepare and perform ensemble and/or solo works to develop technical control, expression and stylistic understanding on their chosen instrument/sound source. They create (arrange, compose or improvise) short music exercises that reflect their understanding of the organisation of music. Students develop knowledge of music language concepts as they analyse and respond to a range of music and focus on the way music can be used to create an intended effect.

VCE: Unit 1 & 2

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Performances of at least two works, including at least one ensemble/group work
  • Complete a technical demonstration and discussion of challenges presented in works
  • Aural, oral, written and practical tasks
  • Composition and/or improvisation exercises and accompanying discussion

Prerequisites

There are no VCAA prerequisites for entry to Units 1, 2 and 3. However, the school prerequisites are as follows:

  • Evidence of instrumental music lessons, if a student has not studied music prior
  • Evidence of music experience in another school setting
  • Highly encouraged they take instrumental music classes whilst studying music

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Unit 1 & 2

Unit 3 & 4

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Theatre Studies

Theatre Studies

Course Summary

Are you interested in the Theatre? Interested in Arts and Culture? In Theatre Studies you interpret scripts from the pre-modern era to the present day and produce theatre for audiences. Through practical and theoretical engagement with scripts, you look at the origins and development of theatre and the influences of theatre on cultures and societies. Also, you will be able to work in the production roles of actor, director and designer, to create scripted theatre for an audience.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Interpret a script across two production roles and present performance
  • Explain how a script could be interpreted for performance
  • View and evaluate professional productions

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Unit 1 & 2

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Visual Communication & Design

Visual Communication & Design

Course Summary

Are you interested in creating designs for a purpose? Are you creative and like to design places and images that engage an audience? By studying Visual Communication & Design you will engage in a range of activities to develop technical drawing skills (manual and digital), learn how to apply the design process and develop a sense of design aesthetics. You will use a range of drawing equipment and work with computer design programs like Photoshop, Illustrator and SketchUp. You will be equipped to study and analyse existing designers to understand how they attract and engage their audience.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Write design briefs
  • Present critiques and pitches about your work
  • Create a folio of examples and annotations
  • Create finished designs and mock-ups

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Unit 1 & 2

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Drama

Drama

Course Summary

Do you enjoy improvising and performing? Looking at a career as a performer? In VCE Drama you will focus on creating, presenting and analysing self-devised solo and ensemble performances. You will explore real or imagined characters based on stimulus material that reflects personal, cultural and/or community experiences and stories. You will analysis your own performance work and professional performances.  You will explore a range of performance styles relevant to practices of story-telling, contemporary drama practice and the work of a variety of drama practitioners.

VCE: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Create and present a devised performance
  • Document your performance development
  • Analyse your performance
  • Analyse a professional production

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Unit 1 & 2

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Music Inquiry (Unit 3 & 4)

Music Inquiry (Unit 3 & 4)

Course Summary

This study offers pathways for students whose main interest is a combination of performing, composing/arranging and investigating music through music making, analysing and responding in relation to their particular interests. Music making is a collective and integrated experience. It involves composing, arranging, interpreting, reimaging, improvising, recreating, performing and critiquing music in an informed manner. Students develop aural skills by responding to music from a range of sources across time and place. They analyse music works and/or styles and develop an understanding of how the treatment of music elements, concepts and compositional devices in one work and/or style can be identified and explained in the works of others.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Perform a work in the style of a selected work/creator and explain how the performance relates to the selected music style and/or creator
  • Create and/or arrange music and demonstrate the connection to the selected music style and/or creator
  • Analyse and describe the treatment of music elements, concepts and compositional devices in two works
  • Listen and respond to selected music excerpts from a range of styles
  • Externally-assessed Task (EAT) – Submit a folio that contains documentation, video recording of a performance and an audio and/or video recording of a composition/arrangement
  • End of year written examination
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Music Contemporary Performance (Units 3 & 4)

Music Contemporary Performance Units (3 & 4)

Course Summary

Students prepare a program for assessment in a live performance. They may be assessed as primarily a member of a group or as a solo performer. All performances must include at least one ensemble work with another live musician and an original work created by an Australian artist since 1990. All performances must include a personally reimagined version of an existing work. Original works may also be included in the program. Students identify technical, expressive and stylistic challenges relevant to works they are preparing for performance. They listen and respond to a wide range of music by a variety of performers in contemporary styles. They also study music language concepts such as sales, harmony and rhythmic materials that relate to contemporary music. Styles including (but not limited to) rock, pop, jazz, EDM, country, funk and R&B.

VCE: Unit 3 & 4 sequence available

Learning Activities & Assessment

  • Perform a selection of works being prepared for the performance examination, demonstrating an understanding of music style, authentic performance conventions and a range of techniques
  • Demonstrate and discuss performance development techniques and reimagining approaches relevant to the performances of selected works
  • Discuss a performer’s interpretation and manipulation of music elements and concepts in works
  • Identify, recreate and notate music language concepts
  • End of year performance examination-End of year written examination

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