Tawa College Tawa College

Year 9 OPTION - Media Studies

9MED
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Year 9 Media Studies

We are surrounded by the media, but don’t know how to think critically about what we are being exposed to. In this half year course, students learn about media literacy, develop critical thinking skills, as well as practical skills (including the chance to contribute to TC News and enter competitions). Students will have fun exploring the subject, all the while preparing themselves for senior Media Studies. 



Course Overview

Term 1
Embark on an exhilarating voyage into the captivating half-year introduction to the world of Media Studies, where key concepts and Media Studies concepts await your exploration! Prepare to unlock the secrets of this dynamic field as we delve into the kete of knowledge that will empower you with a comprehensive understanding of the subject.

We will begin in the realm of genre studies, where you'll unravel the intricacies of your chosen genre and sharpen your skills in analysing media texts before the adventure continues as you unleash your inner filmmaker and step into the realm of hands-on film-making! Prepare to flex your creative muscles as you experiment with the art of capturing visuals and breathing life into your own creative creations. Let your imagination run wild as you bring your ideas to life through the creation of film trailers based on your genre study.

Term 2
In the second part of the course, we explore of the dynamic and ever-evolving world of media, where intriguing issues await your intellectual curiosity! Prepare to dive deep into thought-provoking topics such as misinformation and fake news as we unravel the complexities of the modern media landscape.

Equipped with knowledge and critical thinking skills, you'll have the opportunity to apply your understanding to create a compelling media product. This hands-on approach will allow you to harness your newfound insights in a creative way.

Get ready for an extraordinary journey where knowledge meets action, where critical thinking intersects with creativity. This is your opportunity to make a difference, to shape the narrative, and to showcase your ability to navigate complex media issues. The world awaits your unique perspective and your powerful voice.

Learning Areas:

Year 9 Courses 2024, English


Detailed Course Outline
Assessment Information

Assessment task:
Media text analysis- presented anyway they want.
Create a media text about a media issue

Pathway

NCEA Level 2 Media Studies 201, NCEA Level 3 Media Studies 301

Students are surrounded by the media, but don’t know how to think critically about what they are exposed to. In this half year course, students learn about media literacy, develop critical thinking skills, as well as practical skills (including the chance to contribute to TC News and enter competitions). Students will have fun exploring the subject, all the while preparing themselves for senior Media Studies.