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Foundation to Year 2

Foundation to Year 2 Band Description

In Foundation to Year 2, students explore media arts. They learn how media artworks can represent the world and that they can make media artworks to represent their ideas about the world. They share their media artworks with peers and experience media artworks as audiencs.

In Foundation to Year 2, learning in Media Arts builds on the Early Years Learning Framework. Students are...

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In Foundation to Year 2, students explore media arts. They learn how media artworks can represent the world and that they can make media artworks to represent their ideas about the world. They share their media artworks with peers and experience media artworks as audiencs.

In Foundation to Year 2, learning in Media Arts builds on the Early Years Learning Framework. Students are engaged through purposeful play in structured activities, fostering a strong sense of wellbeing and developing students’ connection with and contribution to the world.

Students become aware of structure, intent, character and settings as they explore ideas and construct stories. They learn about composition, sound and technologies. They learn about different audience groups and identify that they are an audience.

In the Foundation Year, students undertake media arts suitable to their level of development.

As they experience media arts, students draw on media arts from a range of cultures, times and locations. They explore the media arts and influences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and those of the Asia region. While media arts in the local community should be the initial focus for learning, young students are also aware of and interested in media arts from more distant locations and the curriculum provides opportunities to build on this curiosity. Students will learn that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation of stories is presented in different ways through media arts.

As they make and respond to media artworks, students explore meaning and interpretation, forms and elements and social and cultural contexts of media arts. They make simple evaluations of media artworks expressing what they like and why.

Students learn about safety in using technologies and in interaction with others. They experience the role of artist and they respond to feedback in their media arts making. As an audience they learn to focus their attention on the media artwork and to respond at the end of the viewing.

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Foundation to Year 2 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 2, students communicate about media artworks they make and view, and where and why media artworks are made.

Students make and share media artworks using story principles, composition, sound and technologies.

 

Years 3 and 4

Years 3 and 4 Band Description

In Years 3 and 4, learning in Media Arts builds on the experience of the previous band. It involves students making and responding to media arts independently and collaboratively with their classmates and teachers.

Students extend their understanding of structure, intent, character and settings. They use composition, sound and technologies. They consider themselves as audiences...

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In Years 3 and 4, learning in Media Arts builds on the experience of the previous band. It involves students making and responding to media arts independently and collaboratively with their classmates and teachers.

Students extend their understanding of structure, intent, character and settings. They use composition, sound and technologies. They consider themselves as audiences and explore other audience groups. They explore institutions (individuals, communities and organisations) to understand purpose and process when producing media artworks.

As they make and respond to media artworks, students explore meaning and interpretation, and forms and elements including structure, intent, character, settings, composition, time, space and sound. They explore social and cultural contexts of media arts. They make personal evaluations of their own and others’ media artworks.

As they experience media arts, students draw on media arts from a range of cultures, times and locations. They explore the media arts and influences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and those of the Asia region. Students learn about media arts in their community. They also learn about media arts from more distant locations that may be represented in their community. Students learn that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represent themselves, their stories and locations through media arts in different ways.

Students maintain safety in using technologies and in interaction with others. They recognise appropriate and inappropriate use of other people’s images and work in the making of media artworks. Their understanding of the role of the artist and of the audience builds upon their experience from the previous band. As an audience, students focus their attention on the media artwork and respond to the media artwork. They consider why and how audiences respond.

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Years 3 and 4 Content Descriptions Examples of knowledge and skills

Investigate and devise representations of people in their community, including themselves, through settings, ideas and story structure in images, sounds and text (ACAMAM058)

Use media technologies to create time and space through the manipulation of images, sounds and text to tell stories (ACAMAM059)

Identify intended purposes and meanings of media artworks, using media arts key concepts, starting with media artworks in Australia including media artworks of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACAMAR061)

Years 3 and 4 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 4, students describe and discuss similarities and differences between media artworks they make and view. They discuss how and why they and others use images, sound and text to make and present media artworks.

Students collaborate to use story principles, time, space and technologies to make and share media artworks that communicate ideas to an audience.

 

Years 5 and 6

Years 5 and 6 Band Description

In Years 5 and 6, learning in Media Arts builds on the experience of the previous band. It involves students making and responding to media arts independently, and collaboratively with their classmates, teachers and communities.

Students develop their use of structure, intent, character and settings by incorporating points of view and genre conventions in their compositions. They...

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In Years 5 and 6, learning in Media Arts builds on the experience of the previous band. It involves students making and responding to media arts independently, and collaboratively with their classmates, teachers and communities.

Students develop their use of structure, intent, character and settings by incorporating points of view and genre conventions in their compositions. They explore and use time, space, sound, movement, lighting and technologies. They identify the variety of audiences for which media artworks are made. They explain the purpose and processes for producing media artworks.

As they experience media arts, students draw on media arts from a range of cultures, times and locations. They explore the media arts and influences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and those of the Asia region. Students learn about media arts in and beyond their local community. Students explore how representation, characteristics and points of view of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples can be presented in media artworks.

As they make and respond to media artworks, students explore meaning and interpretation, and forms and elements including structure, intent, character and settings. They explore the social, cultural and historical contexts of media arts. They evaluate the use of elements of media in media artworks they view and present.

Students maintain safety in use of technologies and in interaction with others, including the use of images and works of others. They consider the ethical behaviour and role of communities and organisations in regulating access to media artworks. Their understanding of the roles of artists and audiences builds upon previous bands as students engage with more diverse media artworks.

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Years 5 and 6 Content Descriptions Examples of knowledge and skills

Explore representations, characterisations and points of view of people in their community, including themselves, using settings, ideas, story principles and genre conventions in images, sounds and text (ACAMAM062)

Explain how the elements of media arts and story principles communicate meaning by comparing media artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander media artworks (ACAMAR065)

Years 5 and 6 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 6, students explain how points of view, ideas and stories are shaped and portrayed in media artworks they make, share and view. They explain the purposes and audiences for media artworks made in different cultures, times and places.

Students work collaboratively using technologies to make media artworks for specific audiences and purposes using story principles to shape points of view and genre conventions, movement and lighting.

 

Years 7 and 8

Years 7 and 8 Band Description

In Years 7 and 8, learning in Media Arts builds on the experience of the previous band. It involves students making and responding to media arts independently, and with their classmates, teachers and communities. They explore media arts as an art form.

Students build on their understanding of structure, intent, character, settings, points of view and genre conventions and explore...

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In Years 7 and 8, learning in Media Arts builds on the experience of the previous band. It involves students making and responding to media arts independently, and with their classmates, teachers and communities. They explore media arts as an art form.

Students build on their understanding of structure, intent, character, settings, points of view and genre conventions and explore media conventions in their media artworks. They build on their understanding and use of time, space, sound, movement, lighting and technologies. They examine the ways in which audiences make meaning and how different audiences engage with and share media artworks.

As they experience media arts, students draw on media arts from a range of cultures, times and locations. They explore the media arts and influences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and of the Asia region. Students learn that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have converted oral records to other technologies. Students explore social and cultural values and beliefs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as represented in media artworks and consider how these may influence the media artworks they make. As they explore media forms, students learn that over time there has been further development of different traditional and contemporary styles.

As they make and respond to media artworks, students explore meaning and interpretation, forms and elements including structure, intent, character, settings, points of view and genre conventions, and media conventions. They consider social, cultural and historical influences and representations in media arts. They evaluate how established behaviours or conventions influence media artworks they engage with and make.

Students maintain safety in use of technologies and in interaction with others, including the use of images and works of others. They develop ethical practices and consider regulatory issues when using technology. Their understanding of the roles of artists and audiences builds upon previous bands as students engage with more diverse media artworks.

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Years 7 and 8 Content Descriptions Examples of knowledge and skills

Experiment with the organisation of ideas to structure stories through media conventions and genres to create points of view in images, sounds and text (ACAMAM066)

Analyse how technical and symbolic elements are used in media artworks to create representations influenced by story, genre, values and points of view of particular audiences (ACAMAR071)

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 (ACAMAR072)

Years 7 and 8 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 8, students identify and analyse how representations of social values and points of view are portrayed in the media artworks they make, distribute and view. They evaluate how they and other makers and users of media artworks from different cultures, times and places use genre and media conventions and technical and symbolic elements to make meaning. They identify and analyse the social and ethical responsibility of the makers and users of media artworks.

Students produce representations of social values and points of view in media artworks for particular audiences and contexts. They use genre and media conventions and shape technical and symbolic elements for specific purposes and meaning. They collaborate with others in design and production processes, and control equipment and technologies to achieve their intentions.

 

Years 9 and 10

Years 9 and 10 Band Description

In Years 9 and 10, learning in Media Arts builds on the experience of the previous band. It involves students making and responding to media arts independently and in small groups, and with their teachers and communities. They explore media arts as an art form through representation, manipulation of genre and media conventions and analysis of media artworks.

Students refine and...

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In Years 9 and 10, learning in Media Arts builds on the experience of the previous band. It involves students making and responding to media arts independently and in small groups, and with their teachers and communities. They explore media arts as an art form through representation, manipulation of genre and media conventions and analysis of media artworks.

Students refine and extend their understanding and use of structure, intent, character, settings, points of view, genre conventions and media conventions in their compositions. They extend the use of time, space, sound, movement and lighting as they use technologies. They analyse the way in which audiences make meaning and how audiences interact with and share media artworks.

As they experience media arts, students draw on media arts from a range of cultures, times and locations. They explore the media arts and influences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and from Asia. Students learn that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have converted oral records to other technologies. As they explore media forms, students learn that over time there has been further development of different traditional and contemporary styles. They explore the representation of relationships that have developed between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and other cultures in Australia and how these may influence their own artistic intentions in making media artworks.

As they make and respond to media artworks, students explore meaning and interpretation, forms and elements and social, cultural and historical influences of media arts. They consider the local, global, social and cultural contexts that shape purpose and processes in production of media artworks. They evaluate the social and ethical implications of media arts.

Students maintain safety in use of technologies and in interaction with others, including the use of images and works of others. They maintain ethical practices and consider regulatory issues when using technology. Their understanding of the roles of artists and audiences builds upon previous bands as students engage with more diverse media artworks.

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Years 9 and 10 Content Descriptions Examples of knowledge and skills

Experiment with ideas and stories that manipulate media conventions and genres to construct new and alternative points of view through images, sounds and text (ACAMAM073)

Manipulate media representations to identify and examine social and cultural values and beliefs, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACAMAM074)

Develop and refine media production skills to integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements in images, sounds and text for a specific purpose, meaning and style (ACAMAM075)

Analyse a range of media artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their media arts making, starting with Australian media artworks, including media artworks of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and international media artworks (ACAMAR079)

Years 9 and 10 Achievement Standard

By the end of Year 10, students analyse how social and cultural values and alternative points of view are portrayed in media artworks they make, interact with and distribute. They evaluate how genre and media conventions and technical and symbolic elements are manipulated to make representations and meaning. They evaluate how social, institutional and ethical issues influence the making and use of media artworks.

Students produce representations that communicate alternative points of view in media artworks for different community and institutional contexts. They manipulate genre and media conventions and integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements for specific purposes, meaning and style. They collaboratively apply design, production and distribution processes.

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