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Media Arts: Curriculum area advice

Introducing the curriculum

The Victorian Curriculum Arts includes six disciplines: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design. Each Arts discipline in the Victorian Curriculum has content descriptions and achievement standards, focusing on its own practices, terminology and unique ways of looking at the world.

In Media Arts students engage with communications technologies and cross-disciplinary art forms to design, produce, distribute and interact with a range of print, audio, screen-based or hybrid artworks. Students explore, view, analyse and participate in media culture from a range of viewpoints and in a variety of contexts. They acquire the knowledge and skills to work in a range of media forms and styles. Students learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ media arts experiences and evaluate media artworks from different cultures, time periods and contexts. They express, conceptualise and communicate through their media artworks using creative and critical use of language and technologies with increasing complexity and aesthetic understanding.

Students learn to reflect critically on their own and others’ media arts experiences and evaluate media artworks from different cultures, time periods and contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

The Victorian Curriculum Arts is based on two overarching principles, students learn as artist and as audience, and through making and responding. A four strand structure has been applied to each of the Arts disciplines. For Media Arts the four strands are Explore and Represent Ideas, Practices, Present and Perform, and Respond and Interpret.

To view the Arts curriculum, please visit the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website.

Presentation

A PowerPoint presentation outlining the key components of the Media Arts curriculum is available:

Introducing Media Arts​ (pptx - 313.54kb)

Contact us

Kathy Hendy-Eckers, Curriculum Manager
hendy-ekers.kathryn.l@edumail.vic.gov.au
(03) 9032 1697 ​​