This topic explores Australia's audio-visual mediascape including film, television, and interactive digital media. Across discreet units of study, issues of contemporary relevance and historic significance will be addressed. Issues of particular interest may include media regulation and reception, Indigenous film and media making, national media industry in a global context, finance and funding, questions of representation in fiction and non-fiction forms, Australian stories and content, and ethical practice in production.
This topic aims to:
provide an understanding of Australian media in a global context
explore timely topics in Australian media
improve students’ knowledge of media made by, for, or about, Indigenous Australians
provide practice in critical reading, and media analysis
develop students' ability to present their learning both orally and in writing
ensure that students are able to participate actively and engage constructively in tutorial activities
develop students' ability to engage in collaborative activity
provide practice in research skills for Media Studies
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:
express in written and oral forms, an understanding of the key concepts presented in this topic
demonstrate knowledge of Australian media as industries, products, and practices as national within a global context
demonstrate knowledge and critical reflection of the social histories of Australian media
demonstrate skills in productively engaging with, and critiquing relevant academic texts and discourses
interpret, compose and sustain a consistent and coherent critical analysis, both orally and in writing
demonstrate the ability to work effectively in collaborative settings
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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