Media Arts enables students to analyse past technologies and use existing and emerging technologies as they explore imagery, text and sound to create meaning.
Students experiment with and interpret cultures, media genres and different communication practices.
Media Arts students learn to be critically aware of ways in which media is negotiated and used culturally, and is dynamic and central to the way they make sense of the world and themselves. They learn to interpret, analyse and develop media practices through their experiences in making media arts. They are inspired to imagine, collaborate and take on responsibilities in planning, designing and producing media artworks.
Students work within, or across, media in each year level – film, television, photography, print media, radio or online media.
Media Arts is an elective from Years 7 – 10, and can be continued in Years 11 and 12 on either a Design General Course or the ATAR pathway.
In the Design ATAR and General Courses, students develop skills and processes for current and future industry and employment markets. They are equipped with the skills to understand design principles and processes, analyse problems and possibilities and devise innovative strategies within design contexts.
These include photography, graphics, dimensional design and technical graphics. The Design ATAR Course also emphasises the scope of design in professional industries, allowing students to maximise university pathways. The Design General Course is tailored to trade-based industries to allow students to maximise vocational pathways.
Media Arts and Design students are actively encouraged to enter competitions and exhibitions, such a the St Norbert College Creative Arts Exhibition, The Angelico Exhibition, the Meta Prize at North Metropolitan TAFE and Shaun Tan Art Award.
The Creative Arts Exhibition is a community event that showcases the diverse talents of Years 7 to 12 students at the College. The exhibition allows students to express themselves through visual art, photography, graphic design, textiles, wood, metal, engineering, cake decorating, food science and robotics, all displayed at the College’s Xanten Performing Arts Centre.
Students are actively encouraged to achieve at a high level both creatively and academically within all facets of the Media/Design Program, including research, written work and practical workshops. Extra-curricular opportunities, excursions and tours are undertaken to expose students to a variety of art forms.
Our WA Certificate of Education (WACE) program aims to achieve not only excellent results, but also support students with development in preparation for careers in:
• Film and Television
• Fine Art
• Communication and Graphic Design
• Fashion and Industrial Design