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

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Scott

Want to make the world a better place using digital technologies? Learn how to use digital technology to design and create quality media products to promote, inform and celebrate our school community. Create podcasts, articles, photos or videos to post onto our Facebook, screens and Instagram, for our school publications and in assemblies. Do you have your own idea for a media product? Make it here. This course works alongside the senior MAD elective and has elements of Media Studies, Digital Technology, Art, Drama and English.

You will learn how to skillfully use media production software to edit and design, work in a team to provide an important service to the school, and with opportunities to lead. You can select an area/s of interest to develop in video & sound recording, scripting, editing, photography, design, article and positive post writing. Digital communications is a billion dollar industry, be a part of how to create inspiring and positive content for this globally connected world.

You will need your phone and chromebook/laptop.

Learning Areas:


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.