British Columbia - Arts Education - Media Arts 12

Curricular Competencies

Explore and create

  • Create media art using sensory inspiration, imagination, and inquiry
  • Examine artistic possibilities and take creative risks, using various sources of inspiration
  • Refine skills and techniques from various styles and genres
  • Examine established, new, and emerging technologies used in media arts
  • Create innovative media artworks for a specific audience with an audience
  • Refine skills and techniques in creating media artworks
  • Demonstrate innovation in creating media artworks and resolving creative challenges

Reason and reflect

  • Recognize and engage in the reciprocal process of a critique
  • Interpret and evaluate, using discipline-specific language, how artists use materials, technologies, processes, and environments in media arts
  • Recognize and evaluate creative choices in the planning, making, interpreting, and analyzing of media artworks
  • Refine personal answers to aesthetic questions
  • Examine the influences of a variety of contexts on artistic works

Communicate and document

  • Document, share, and engage with media artworks in a variety of contexts
  • Communicate ideas and express emotions through art making
  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and place through art making
  • Investigate and respond to social and environmental issues and values using media art

Connect and expand

  • Demonstrate personal and social responsibility associated with creating, perceiving, and responding in media arts
  • Create artistic works to reflect personal voice, story, and values
  • Examine the reciprocal relationships between media arts, culture, and society
  • Evaluate personal, educational, and professional opportunities in media arts and related fields
  • Engage in digital citizenship throughout the creative process
  • Connect with others on a local, national, or global scale through media arts
  • Demonstrate safe and responsible use of materials, tools,and work space

MediaSmarts Resources


  • elements and principles of design
  • image development strategies
  • media technologies
  • standards-compliant technology
  • a variety of image sources and genres
  • terminology used in media arts
  • a range of materials, processes, and techniques
  • media production skills to enhance, alter, or shape technical elements of a project:
    • preproduction
    • production
    • postproduction
  • symbols and metaphors
  • influences of visual culture in media arts
  • local, national, global, and intercultural media artists and genres
  • ethical, moral, and legal considerations associated with media arts technology
  • moral rights, and the ethics of cultural appropriation and plagiarism
  • health and safety protocols and procedures

MediaSmarts Resources