These are exciting times for the Media department with an ever-evolving curriculum and expanding topic base.
The Media courses offered at Wildern School are inspiring and enjoyable thanks to the broadening and constantly developing Media spectrum.
Media studies is a subject that has a variety of platforms to study. Ranging from film and TV, to print and web based media texts, Media studies is a broad subject.
Taking a more practical approach to learning, iMedia offers students at Wildern an alternative to the traditional GCSE option. Creating digital graphics, producing animations and designing working websites, iMedia provides students with first hand experience of the planning, production and reviewing processes of the Media industry. Use of the industry standard software enables students to be independent in their approaches to production.
There are a range of magazines of different genres stored in the Media Classroom (901) which can be used for analysis and examples of professional products. Furthermore, there are film posters and DVDs available for use by teachers and staff in 901. Increasingly, our focus takes us to the study of social and participatory Media forms; using the iPads and computers to study games, vlogging and other interactive media.
Students not only explore existing media texts, but also plan and create their own. This includes filming and editing footage, as well as design work using Photoshop and other software in 901. The department also has access to and regularly uses iPods and media based applications to create vivid and exciting classroom based activities. These media based resources are available to book through the Wildern Genius Bar.
Many of the resources for the students are placed on the Google Classroom whereby all students can access and use existing resources. These will continue to be developed throughout the year to meet the needs of the students and the specifications.