Media Convergence and Culture
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- 28 Jun 2021
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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of a range of media forms in their cultural and social contexts;
- apply critical concepts and approaches for studying a range of media forms and issues;
- gather and analyse diverse sources and types of information to inform media analysis; and
- communicate ideas and arguments coherently, using appropriate disciplinary forms and conventions of academic writing and presentation.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject introduces approaches for studying a variety of media forms in their cultural and social contexts. As diverse media forms converge in the digital environment, content in film, television, video, online and mobile communication is produced and distributed in new ways. Taking examples from everyday life, the subject introduces key concepts for studying media and culture and examines issues relating to media convergence and globalisation. Case studies and examples may include changes in film and television genres, news and journalism, reality television, celebrity culture, and ideas of cultural and personal identity.
Assessment 1 Online Quiz: 400 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2 Assessment 2 Online Quiz: 600 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2 Assessment 3 Written Assessment:1200 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 4 Essay: 1800 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Online Quiz (10%)
- Online Quiz (15%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21)
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