Media language

Media language is evolving and dynamic. Students develop knowledge and use of the language of media in terms of design, production, distribution, consumption, engagement with, reception, reading and critique of their and others’ media products. They also examine the terms used by media practitioners and institutions.

For the purposes of this study, media language is a framework for both the construction of media products and discussion of the ways the media communicates meaning to audiences. Creators, producers and audiences share an understanding of media codes, conventions and technologies and how these are selected and sequenced dependent on the media form, the intent of the product, genre, style and the making of meaning.