Heinemann Media Student Book with eBook, 3rd Edition

By Roger Dunscombe, Victoria Giummarra, Brett Lamb, Kevin Tibaldi, Robert Young

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The market-leading Heinemann Media has been updated to fully match the new 2018-2022 Media VCE Study Design. Retaining the clear, accessible style that schools love with even better teacher and student support.

Heinemann Media, 3rd Edition covers Units 1–4 in a single book and is written by a team of Victoria's leading authorities on Media.


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Roger Dunscombe (lead author) teaches at Melbourne Girls’ College and is Chair of Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) both National and Victoria. He is also one of the National Advocates for Arts Education representing Media.

Victoria Giumarra teaches at Methodist Ladies’ College and is an ATOM Victoria Board member. Victoria has worked with VCAA as a Media Examination writer, assessor and Panel Chair.

Brett Lamb teaches at East Doncaster Secondary College and is an ATOM Victoria Board member.

Kevin Tibaldi teaches at St Monica's College and is an ATOM Victoria Board member.

Robert Young teaches and is an ATOM Victoria Education Officer.

  • Fully aligned with the 2018-2022 Media Study Design.
  • High quality, accessible content that Victorian schools love.
  • Supporting teachers and students
  • Well-known and expert author team including Lead author, Roger Dunscombe
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  • Chapter openers which introduce key concepts
  • End of chapter assessment tasks and chapter summary
  • Learning Activities that unpack the concepts and skills just learnt
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Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: Constructed realities
  • 1.1 Constructing Realities
  • 1.2 Constructing Values
  • 1.3 Constructing Gender
  • 1.4 Constructing reality
  • 1.5 Reality and Reality TV
  • 1.6 Media Reality and Hyper-reality
  • Chapter summary and assessment tasks
  • Chapter 2: Media and Change
  • 2.1 A brief history of mass media
  • 2.2 Copyright and change
  • 2.3 Social networking
  • 2.4 Data and change
  • 2.5 Creativity and change
  • 2.6 The rise of digital filmmaking
  • 2.7 The changing face of news and publishing
  • 2.8 The future of television
  • 2.9 Video games
  • Chapter summary and assessment tasks
  • Chapter 3: Investigating narrative
  • 3.1 Narratives
  • 3.2 Narrative and story in film and television
  • 3.3 Photography narrative and style
  • 3.4 Storytelling and print
  • Chapter summary and assessment tasks
  • Chapter 4: Media forms and narratives in production
  • 4.1 Media form and narrative design
  • 4.2 Roles and Stages in media creation
  • 4.3 Issues in media production
  • Chapter summary and assessment tasks
  • Chapter 5: Australian stories
  • 5.1 History of Australian Screen Stories
  • 5.2 Creating Australian stories
  • 5.3 Indigenous Australian Stories
  • 5.4 Diversity of Australian Stories
  • Chapter summary and assessment tasks
  • Chapter 6: Narratives and ideology
  • 6.1 Media narratives
  • 6.2 Narrative and storytelling conventions
  • 6.3 Technical codes
  • 6.4 Non-fiction narrative
  • 6.5 Narrative and ideology
  • Chapter summary and assessment tasks
  • Chapter 7: Media Production and design
  • 7.1 The production design plan
  • 7.2 Film
  • 7.3 Documentary film
  • 7.4 Animation
  • 7.5 Audio
  • 7.6 Photography
  • 7.7 Print
  • Chapter summary and assessment tasks
  • Chapter 8: Agency and control
  • 8.1 Relationships: Audiences, producers and institutions
  • 8.2 Direct effect trend theories
  • 8.3 Limited effect trend theories
  • 8.4 Cultural studies trend theories
  • 8.5 Media influence research and evidence
  • 8.6 Media Regulation and Control
  • 8.7 Media and agency
  • Chapter summary and assessment tasks