|English, Literacy, Media, Visual Communication Design, Digital Technologies, Creative and Critical Thinking|
|Literacy, Digital Literacy, Presentation Skills|
|9:15 am – 2:15 pm|
The Innovation in Communication Program introduces students to a range of contemporary production and presentation tools. Student knowledge of the storytelling basics of character development and narrative construction are scaffolded while they build confidence in their use of digital techniques. This program has been developed around a core set of digital tool workshops and is adaptable to suit a wide range of student capabilities and requirements.
This modular course begins by guiding students through the story writing process with a series of character and narrative building activities. The process can be guided by material that students have produced prior to visiting Wyndham Tech School or can be conducted with no previous work required. Over the course of this dynamic workshop session, students develop unique characters and storylines to use within the mini-masterclasses that follow.
A series of mini-masterclasses introduce students to up to three industry-standard digital production tools. Students are guided towards bringing their characters and stories to life using each of the tools, culminating in a draft production that students can present to the group and take back to school for further development.
This program focuses upon the literacy, creative thinking and presentation competencies of the curriculum and asks students to experiment with and explore the digital tools to create unique works. At the completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the core features of digital tools they have used and explain how they have used these features to tell their story.
The range of digital tools covered during the session is set prior to visiting WTS according to student requirements, interests and abilities and can include:
- Adobe Aero
- Adobe Character Animator
- Adobe Fresco
- Adobe Spark Suite
- Adobe Premiere Rush
- Adobe Premiere Pro
All tools selected are intended to be accessible to students after completion of the program, enabling and encouraging further experimentation and development.
- Create literary texts that adapt stylistic features encountered in other texts
- Create texts that combine digital and media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues
- Investigate how visual and multimodal texts enhance and layer meaning
- Use a combination of digital tools to create, edit and publish a multimodal text
- Identify different ways to represent ideas using multimodal texts
- Use randomisation and shuffling to stimulate thinking