From film and television to computers and smart phones, media and screen culture has evolved in the twenty-first century to being a ubiquitous feature of daily life. This unit introduces you to the complex and diverse relationships between media texts and audiences. You will engage with key theories in audience studies, including media effects, moral panic and reception, as you explore how media shapes meaning. The unit will provide you with a strong foundation in media analysis, challenge you to rethink what it means to ‘be’ an audience, and encourage you to explore the relationship between media, culture and social change.
|Unit name||Screen Cultures|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr. Gemma Blackwood
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Explain the key concepts and debates in screen studies
- Discuss the use, sharing, reimagining, and creation of media material by audiences
- Analyse media texts with awareness of the way audiences are addressed, positioned, and constructed.
- Apply knowledge and skills to effectively and creatively apply your analytical, practical, and research skills in screen studies.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HEJ245 Emerging Screen Practices
HEJ345 Emerging Screen Practices
Task 1: Screen Analysis (30%)
Task 2: Final Project, 1600 words (40%)
Task 3: Online journal, 1200 words total (30%)
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