Courses & Units

Literature, Multimodality and Media EPR314


This unit is centred on the significant role of images and visual culture in children’s lives. It has a strong emphasis on literary multimodal texts, visual literacy and sensory literacies. Multimodal texts will include picture books, graphic novels, television, film, drama and performance, computer games, digital worlds, virtual and augmented reality storytelling, and social media platforms. You will further your knowledge commenced in core English units to examine the potential of multimodal texts and consider effective English and literacy pedagogies for progressing students’ reading, viewing and writing/composing achievement. You will also consider how to support students to become critical consumers and producers of multimodal and media texts, in a world where authenticity and reality is not always clear. This unit also requires you to develop skills in listening, speaking, viewing and representing through engagement with texts and each other.


Unit name Literature, Multimodality and Media
Unit code EPR314
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Angela Thomas
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify, critique and apply key theoretical concepts
  • Critically analyse and appraise the educational potential of multimodal texts
  • Create learning experiences using multimodal texts
  • Incorporate multimodality to communicate meaning

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070103 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00

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