1 x 50-minute lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute seminar weekly
1 Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BSCCDM-Bachelor of Science in Computing and Digital Media
1b Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1c Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1d Admission into BAGIS-Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems
1e Admission into BITDMH-Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Media) (Honours)
1f Admission into BITDM-Bachelor of Information Technology (Digital Media)
1g Admission into BCACW-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Creative Writing)
1h Admission into BCADM-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Digital Media)
1i Admission into BCADR-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama)
1j Admission into BCASC-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen)
1k Admission into BMEDIACA-Bachelor of Media (Creative Arts)
1l Admission into BMEDIAA-Bachelor of Media Arts
1m Admission into BCPW-Bachelor of Communication and Professional Writing
1n Admission into BCACD-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design)
1o Admission into BMC-Bachelor of Media and Communication
2 4.5 units of first level SCRN, MDIA or SCME topics
3 Admission into BGPM-Bachelor of Government and Public Management
4 POLI1003 - An Introduction to Democracy and Government
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o) and 2) or (3 and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of MDIA2005, SCME8016 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic examines Media Policy through key debates and case studies, both contemporary and historical. Covering a range of local and international approaches, students will study such fundamental areas as digital infrastructure, public service broadcasting, film funding and investment policy, sustainability and cultural industries, ownership, and regulation across media.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • introduce students to key issues and debates in media policy

  • develop a theoretical framework and toolkit for the examination of such debates

  • develop skills in reading, analysis, reflection, listening, and facilitation

  • develop skills in the conduct of research, and the presentation of written work
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will:

  • demonstrate a familiarity with key issues and debates in media policy

  • be able to think critically about these and apply them to a range of contexts

  • have developed and demonstrated skills in group discussion and facilitation

  • be developing skills in the conception and conduct of media research