1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
1 x 2-hour film screening weekly
Enrolment not permitted
SCRN2002 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s), Seminar, Tutorial participation, Tutorial presentation
Topic description

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.

Educational aims

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 you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Express in written and oral forms, an understanding of the key concepts presented in this topic
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of Australian media as industries, products, and practices as national within a global context
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and critical reflection of the social histories of Australian media
  4. Demonstrate skills in productively engaging with, and critiquing relevant academic texts and discourses
  5. Interpret, compose and sustain a consistent and coherent critical analysis, both orally and in writing
  6. Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in collaborative settings