Film, Media, Culture


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. They are not an outside influence; they are part of the culture that surrounds us and therefore of whom we are. This course provides a widescreen, interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of our complex relationship with film and other media. It will introduce students to a range of theoretical approaches to the study of film, media and culture, and their application to specific texts, situations and events.



  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 1 - 2017

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016
  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

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

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

2. Analyse the roles of film and media in a culture and in individual lives.

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


Film, Media, Culture uses a case study model to achieve the course objectives. A range of different approaches to film, media and cultural studies will be introduced through the interdisciplinary study of a number of thematic modules, for example "Digital media" or "Political campaigns", "The beach", "Shopping", "Fans", and "Families".

Topics will be selected from:

  • Film and television language
  • Media theory
  • Cultural theory
  • The media in everyday life
  • The media culture nexus
  • Other relevant contemporary topics.


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

Assessment Items

Online Learning Activity: Online activity

Project: Project

Written Assignment: Writing exercise 1000 words

Contact Hours

Callaghan and On-Line from Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term