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Introduction to Media studies

Hone your critical thinking during your media studies major.

Step through the silver screen to meet cinema’s great auteurs. Tune into TV formats and programs. Thumb the pages of newspaper history to explore print media’s relationship with technology. Understanding Media Studies is helpful for anyone working in communications, digital, and marketing.

Studying online means that you can apply what you learn to all the media you engage with during your day-to-day.

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Media studies highlights

  • Understand issues relating to media production and consumption.
  • Develop research and analytical skills.
  • Explore media from historical, social and cultural contexts.

Media studies specialisations

  • Critically evaluate technological implications.
  • Engage with new media tools and developments.
  • Build cultural engagement and understanding.

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