Available in 2017

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 a interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of our complex relationship with diverse forms of media. It will introduce students to a range of analytical approaches to the study of film, media and culture, and their application to specific texts, situations and events.

Availability2017 Course Timetables

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2017


  • 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 series of thematic modules, for example 'Represent', 'Consume', 'Converge', and 'Intersect'.

The course will examine such topics as:

  • Fandom and consumption
  • Political narratives
  • Transmedia distribution platforms
  • Social media
  • and 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: Quiz

Project: Report

Written Assignment: Timed media analysis

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


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

On-Line from Callaghan


Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks


Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks