Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


So many of the defining moments in our lives are accompanied by an experience with the media or have grown out of our relationship with the media. The media are a central part of how we live, work and play. This course provides an interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of our complex relationship with diverse forms of media. It will introduce you to a range of analytical approaches to the study of film, media and culture, and their application to specific texts, situations and events.

Availability2022 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2022


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Recognise theoretical, conceptual and methodological frameworks for the study of film, media, and culture.

2. Apply these analytical frameworks to specific texts, situations, and events.

3. Identify the roles of film and media in contemporary culture and in individual lives.

4. Illustrate how film and the media represent important aspects of contemporary culture.


A range of different approaches to film, media and cultural studies will be introduced through the interdisciplinary study of a series of thematic modules.

The course will examine such topics as:

  • Fandom and consumption;
  • Political narratives;
  • Transmedia distribution platforms;
  • Social media; and
  • other contemporary topics.


This course replaces CULT1110. If you have successfully completed CULT1110 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Online Learning Activity: Online learning activity (30%)

Written Assignment: Annotated bibliography (30%)

Report: Report (40%)

Contact hours



Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks



Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.