Media Studies


Media Studies develops students’ media literacy and production skills. Students discuss and analyse media issues, and interact with, and create media products.

Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Media Studies (2MEDSY)

About the subject

The analytical elements of Media Studies support students to develop research and analysis skills that may lead to future study or employment pathways. The subject focuses on exploring the role of media in Australian and global contexts.

Students consider how media can exert a significant influence on the way people receive and interpret information about the world, explore their own and other cultures, make economic choices, develop political ideas, and spend their leisure time.

Course Content

Students will learn

In this subject students study a range of topics which may include the following:

  • Images of Youth in Media
  • Making of the News
  • Advertising


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following assessment types:

  • Folio
  • Interaction Study
  • A Product

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