Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Year 10 Mini-MAD: Direct and Produce Digital Media on a Device

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Scott.

If you are interested in the technical and creative side of digital media making this is the course for you!

If you have any interest in making: photos, videos, graphic designs, audio productions (like podcasts), websites, animations, digital illustrations (like graphic novels/manga), live streams, journalism, social media content, or something new I haven’t heard of yet, this class will give you the time and resources to give it a go.

All students will cover the basics of photography, graphic design and videography creating a basic Digital Media Portfolio. These are the essential skills upon which most other media products are built.

Once you have the basics covered you will be able to propose and complete a media project of your choice. You will be encouraged to complete something that fits the M.A.D. mission of ‘promoting pride and positivity in Riccarton High School’ and you will be given support to learn any new skills needed to bring your vision to fruition.

The crucial 21st Century literacies covered in this course will give you the opportunity to make a difference for the groups, communities or businesses you are passionate about. Digital communications is a billion dollar industry; be a part of creating inspiring and positive content for this globally connected world.

The skills in this course compliment: Senior M.A.D., Media Studies, Digital Technologies, Visual Art, English and Drama.

Learning Areas:

Year 10 Semester Courses

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

It is very useful for students to have at least:
- Headphones that can be plugged into the school computers, i.e. wired.
- A 32GB+ USB3.0 drive. (Around $10)

It would be good if students had:
- The Adobe Creative Cloud suite on a Windows or Mac PC at home. (Annual subscription costs $45 when purchased through the school)

If students would like to invest in more specialist equipment it would be a good idea to talk to the teacher first and perhaps try some of the school owned equipment before making any purchases.