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Industrial Technology Multimedia

Industrial Technology - Multimedia provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to multimedia, photographic and associated industries. Assigned practical projects reflect the nature of Multimedia in industry and the use of Multimedia technologies. The course consists of project work and an industry study that will develop a broad range of skills and knowledge related to the multimedia focus area.

Practical projects may include:

·           2D and 3D animations

·           augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) products

·           computer games

·           ePublications

·           individual photographic images and graphics (for print and/or digital display)

·           videos

·           websites and apps

The Year 9 core modules include common content and topic content that develops knowledge and skills in the use of tools, materials and techniques related to Video Production and Web Design. An emphasis will be place on Video, animation and special effects.

These are enhanced and further developed in Year 10 (as determined by the teacher) through the study of specialist modules in Apps/Interactivity, and Simulations/Games. An emphasis will be placed on simulation into a virtual world.

Multimedia would help students successfully complete the following senior subjects:

·         Industrial Technology – Multimedia

·         Design and Technology

·         Photography, video and digital imaging (CEC)

Career paths in the multimedia industry include animator, graphic designer, videographer, website designer.

In Years 9 and 10, students may study no more than 2 Industrial Technology Focus Areas i.e., Engineering and Timber or Engineering and Mulitmedia or Timber and Multimedia.

In the Year 11 Course the following sections are studied in relation to the relevant focus area:

·         Industry Study – structural, technical, environmental and sociological factors, personnel issues, Work Health and Safety

·         Design, Management and communication – designing, drawing, computer applications, project management, literacy, calculations, graphics

·         Production – display a range of skills through the construction of design projects

·         Industry Related Manufacturing Technology – understanding of a range of materials, processes, tools and equipment, machinery and technologies

In the Year 12 Course the following sections are studied in relation to the relevant focus area through the development of a Major Design Project (60% HSC mark) and a study of the relevant industry:

·         Industry Study

·         Design, Management and communication

·         Production

·         Industry related manufacturing technology

In the Year 11 Course, students must participate in hands-on practical activities within the focus area. In the Year 12 Course the activities of designing and producing that were studied in the Year 11 course are synthesised and applied. This culminates in the development and production of a Major Design Project and an accompanying management folio.