Media Studies is a very popular subject at Swan View Senior High School. There are units offered in most junior school year groups as well as pathways in senior school that lead to university and further study. Media has close links with the other Arts subjects, especially Drama, Music and Art. Some career pathways include: Journalism, Education, Film, TV & Radio Industry, Software & Gaming, Events & Public Relations, Multimedia and more…


Students from Year 7 to Year 10 will participate in a number of introductory Media units. They will learn about the codes of film and television and explore how the Media impacts on their lives.
Main Projects in Lower School

  • Short Film – Students create their own short film under 5 minutes
  • Multi-media – Digital arts and design using photography and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Animation – Students create their own stop animation films using photography and editing software.
  • Audio books – Students record voice over’s to narrate digital story books.

Students will also have the opportunity to enter a number of local and national film based competitions.


There are three courses available to Senior School students. We are offering CUA20215 – Certificate II in Creative Industries (Media) and the WACE course ATAR/General. The focus for Year 11 WACE in Semester 1 is Popular Culture where students will learn to construct and analyse the representation of Stars and Heroes through the film and animation medium. In Semester 2 the Year 11 WACE focus is on Journalism students will create news segments and current affairs programmes, developing on location and studio television techniques. The Year 12 WACE course centres on Film as Art in Semester 1. Students will analyse the conventions of Art Film and create one of their own. In semester 2, year 12 WACE students will focus on the unit Power and Persuasion where they will analyse and create documentaries. Students take part in a number of practical activities including a live film shoot. They also learn about industry standards and are exposed, where possible, to experts in the field.