Year 10 – Digital Media

Length: Single Semester
Contact: Arts Leader

Recommended Background

No prerequisite.
Advantage: Year 9 Media.

Course Description

The focus of this course is on digital and emerging media and is divided into two areas of study: Making and Responding.

Area of Study 1: Skills Development

Students have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of media, techniques and processes to make digital media works that explore their own world as a source of ideas. They learn to use a folio to document the practices while refining and annotating their own ideas and intentions.

Area of Study 2: Careers in Media Arts

Students research the impact and contribution of digital media practitioners from Australia and globally. They will respond to digital media works by considering how they are made, what they are about and how they are understood in different ways.

Area of Study 3: Student Choice and Folio

Students have the opportunity to choose an area within the Creative Arts to refine skills and work towards an outcome based .on a guiding topic. A folio of preparation work will backup design decisions and be a platform for looking for inspiration, research, building ideas and problem solving.

Finished digital media works could include:

  • Film/Video: Documentary, Narrative (Storytelling), Music
  • Graphic Novels, Comic Strips (Print or Digital)
  • Advertising Campaigns (Video, Print, Web)
  • Gaming Production (3D, 2D, PC, Android, iOS)
  • Animation (Digital, Stop motion, Claymation)
  • Websites (Business, Personal, Virtual Art Galleries, Virtual Museums etc.).


Year 10 Students are assessed according to The Arts Achievement Standards outlined in the Australian Curriculum, with A-E Grades used for reporting.

Assessment types comprise:

  • Product and Folio 50%: Students complete one finished product, including support materials
  • Theory 20% Folio 1 – based on an investigation
  • Skills Development 30%: A record of skills development.

Leads To

Stage 1 Creative Arts