Perspectives on Film, Media and Culture

Course code FMCS3000Units 20Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course examines film, media and culture within the context of the culture industries. Culture industries are a key driver for economic growth in Australia and internationally. This course will review and extend students’ understandings of: the culture and creative industries historically and in the contemporary period; the shifting relationship between culture and economic value; the complex debates regarding the place of the global culture industries in neo-liberal governance; as well as engaging in cutting edge analyses of culture itself and the application of appropriate methods of research in the area, drawing on a range of perspectives. The course offers students a transition from the study of film media and culture, to a career involving the culture industries.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn completion of this course students will be able to:
• Discuss, in depth, the relationship between the media and the culture in which it operates.
• Analyse media products and cultural texts, and devise creative solutions to research problems.
• Research culture industries, demonstrating skills in locating and evaluating information, synthesising and drawing conclusions, and communicating the results across a range of forms.
• Respond to the complex, competing issues involved in teamwork, cultural research, and media analysis with a professional disposition, intercultural awareness and an ethical stance.
ContentWhile the learning activities in a particular semester will take account of student interests and staff expertise, course topics may include:
1. Careers in the culture industries
2. Project management
3. Research design
4. Theoretical frameworks for the analysis of the culture industries
5. Methodological approaches to the study of the culture industries
6. Case studies of historical and contemporary culture and creative industries
7. Field trips and/or study tours to observe professional, industry, or creative settings.
8. Writing for specific contexts: e.g. white papers, blogs, wikis, reports, scholarly articles.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeFMCS1000 and FMCS2000
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)A portfolio of work that could include a case study based on an actual situation; a plan for the development and implementation of a program of activities for a professional or industry setting; a tender, research grant proposal or plan based on an authentic professional or industry need; a report on a research project; a scholarly article written for publication; a series of communiqués designed to achieve a particular industry or professional outcome; and/or personal reflections on key learning outcomes. Students would be provided with formative feedback as elements are added to the portfolio. 100%
Contact HoursStudent Projects: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 6 weeks
Email Discussion Group: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 7 weeks
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for FMCS3000