Bachelor of Arts
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Media Studies - unit set code MJ-AU00008
Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)
Media Studies is a dynamic and versatile field that responds to a rapidly changing environment and produces graduates who have the skills and knowledge to adapt to shifting communication climates. Students will engage in critical analysis, creative application, and vocational-led study in units that involve the examination and creation of various virtual and non-virtual media texts. The major sequence explores themes such as social media and surveillance, advertising and consumerism, media genre and representation, issues of piracy and censorship, and media industry processes of planning and production - areas pertinent to numerous Media and Cultural industries (incorporating digital media, film, television, marketing and advertising, among others).
Note: this major is only available to students at Warrnambool who are already formally enrolled in the major.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
|ALC104|| Media Genres: Negotiating Textual Forms and Pleasures |
|ALC105|| Media Culture and Technological Transformations: Living in the Digital Age |
Select 6 credit points with at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following: Levels 2 and 3 Trimester 1
|ALC208|| Researching Media: Texts, Audiences and Industries ***|
|ALC209|| Screening Contemporary Masculinities ***|
|ALR276|| Ethical Communication and Citizenship ***|
|ASC346|| Sociology of the Media and Popular Culture |
|ALC203|| Exploring Virtual Worlds: Contexts of Online Participation **|
|ALC204|| Media Representations and Affects **|
|ALC303|| Researching Screen Media Futures **|
|AAM220|| Cinemas and Cultures ***|
|ALC201|| Exploring New Media: Users, Settings, Implications ***|
|ALC215|| Globalisation and the Media ***|
|ALC314|| Advertising: Designing Desires ***|
|ALC320|| Approaches to Media: Audiences and Effects ***|
|ALC202|| Advertising: Designing Desires for Consumer Cultures **|
|ALC205|| Social Media and Surveillance: Spaces, Behaviours, Debates **|
|ALC301|| Contemporary Australian Media **|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2 or trimester 3
|ACC317|| Communication and Creative Arts Internship A |
|ACC318|| Communication and Creative Arts Internship B |
|ALC304|| The Celebrity Industries: Star Images, Fan Cultures and Performance **|
ALC314, ALC320 offered via cloud (online) teaching mode only. There will be no face to face teaching.
** ALC202, ALC203, ALC204, ALC205, ALC301, ALC303 and ALC304 commence 2016.
*** AAM220, ALC201, ALC208, ALC209, ALC215, ALC314, ALC320, ALR276 will offered for the last time in 2015.
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