Media Structures and Practices
|Course code FMCS2000||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Media Structures and Practices interrogates the role of media within our society, and the ways in which media structures influence media practices and content. The course focuses on a variety of media forms, including newsmedia, television, film, and the internet, and considers media on local, national and global levels. The course seeks to examine the role of governments, commercial practices, and changing technologies in influencing the media we consume. The media cannot be understood without also seeing how media is produced, and while the course largely examines media structures and practices from a theoretical perspective, there will also be a practical component wherein students will be given the opportunity to create their own media text. In each of the major assignments, students will be able to select which media industries they would like to focus on to enable a variety of interests and backgrounds to be reflected.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||By the end of this course, students will be able to:|
* Demonstrate knowledge of how the media operates on a local and global level.
* Discuss key issues surrounding contemporary media structures and practices.
* Critically analyse theoretical discussion of media structures and practices.
* Apply the principles of media practice to an independent media project.
|Content||Course topics may include:|
* Australian media
* Case study analysis of particular media organisations in their specific settings.
* Questions of media ownership, media regulation and control.
* The production and regulation of children's media
* The media and social change
* Media production
* Theoretical consideration of the tension between culture and commerce in the media;
or other similar topics, as appropriate.
|Replacing Course(s)||CULT2130 Media Structures and Practices.|
|Transition||Students who have successfully completed CULT2130 Media Structures and Practices may not enrol into FMCS2000 Media Structures and Practices.|
|Assumed Knowledge||40 units at 1000 level|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Self Directed Learning: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for FMCS2000|