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.
A PowerPoint presentation outlining the key components of the Media Arts curriculum is available:
Introducing Media Arts (pptx - 313.54kb)
Kathy Hendy-Eckers, Curriculum Manager
(03) 9032 1697