Media

Are you creative, do youlike to make an impact and be a great team player?

Then choosing media might be the best decision for you, you will learn media twice a week in conjunction with Deaf Studies & Sign Linguistics (DSSL) or Sport. Each students will get a chance to dive deeply into the media world where they get a chance to try various aspect of media before finding their special skills and ultimate true passion.

To be part of the media team, we require a person who is not afraid of making mistakes, who likes to experiment and always will be willing to attempt anything new or beyond their skills.

Media is a fast paced environment, fun, challenging and time consuming but it is always rewarding. There will be an internship opportunity for you to apply around the world. With the support from us, in building your skills before you depart for a 5 week internship later in the school year. You might go on and work for a company, or an organisation, or start up your own media company.

The possibilities are endless, and it start here with you studying media.

 

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Forced perspective, a photo exercise

       

Media studies are about promoting creativity, taking responsibility, developing a critical eye, seeing a deaf lens perspective and engagement. We believe that media can be part of your personal and social development.

To strengthen your media studies further, we believe you need to have discussions and knowledge about organization, event management and communication skills, which is an important part of the curriculum. We believe that gaining awareness about general life condition, current political environment and a good network is the best foundation to embrace your media skills.

The focus is to discover and strengthen the unique skills of each student in a challenging, yet supportive social atmosphere. Students as well as teachers get to know each other well and spend daytime, evenings and some weekends together in an atmosphere based on dialogue and mutual learning.

Together we create memories that will last a lifetime.

 

 

  1.  You and learning outcomes:

 Joining Frontrunners education programme is a beginning for a life-long journey for you as a Deaf person and a catalyst for a desired change in the media world of the deaf. You’ll explore the core of Deaf identity in the international context – there are different ways of being a Deaf and you’ll find your own way to be like you will find your way in discovering your style with media. Besides personal development you’ll also improve your competences, tools and find your own way to make an impact in the media world.

You’ll increase your knowledge about media’s organisation, sign language(s), Deaf history, Deaf culture and human rights including lingual and cultural rights. Within the sign language community, you will get a deeper insight on the meaning of ’DEAF-SAME’ as you have become more aware of influence of your language and culture background.

You will learn to recognize pressing problems in the Deaf media world, determine and describe the problem in an understandable way. You will also invent new approaches in grass root and organizational levels when creating new opportunities in media for Deaf people as a part of the local and global human diversity.

 

 

  1. Media studies topics

Media will be taught in two parts, theory and practical learning to enhance students’ understanding of the media world, to understand the structure and how to identify their own unique style while developing skills to make videos and photography work.


Theory based learning:

  • Documentary

  • Researching/Interviewing skills

  • Translation

  • Sign language

  • Media companies

  • Hierarchy

  • Storyboarding/Scripting

  • Social media

  • Analysing

  • Framing/shot techniques

  • Genre/symbols

  • PR Marketing

  • Financing

  • Pitching/synopsis

  • Deaf Lens

  • Editing

 

 

Knowledge:

The student

  • can describe basic information about following topics: Deaf Lens, media hierarchy, project planning, genre and it relations to symbols, pitching, interview techniques and various aspects of social media

  • can evaluate what kind of knowledge will be usable in different situations

  • can describe basic information about media usage in the deaf community

 

 

Skills and competences:

  • The student can identify one’s own strengths and areas needing improvement (self-assessment)

  • demonstrates how to find solutions when problems arise

  • demonstrates how to improve and maintain quality of media work delivered

 

Practical learning:

  • Real life projects

  • Camera technique

  • Cinematography

  • Photography

  • Studio lightning

  • Short film

  • Internship

  • Editing

  • Writing/drawing/storyboarding

  • Experimental art

  • Music video

  • Translation

  • Competition

  • Marketing

 

 

Knowledge:

The student

  • can describe and show different filming or photography technique

  • demonstrates know-how related to different aspect in filmmaking and photography work

  • demonstrates different tools to give lessons in various media projects.

 

Skills and competences:

The student

  • can learn new techniques by themselves

  • demonstrates how to plan a project

  • demonstrates ability to complete the project.

 

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Researching social media

 

 

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