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1701

MEDIA 101

: Film Studies
2020 Semester Two (1205)
An introduction to the feature film and the main traditions of film criticism. A series of significant films, from 1915 to the present, are explored in detail. The aim is to develop a historical perspective, an awareness of film-making as an art and an interest in the relationship between films and society, including debates about race, gender, censorship.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Restriction: FTVMS 101
1702

MEDIA 102

: Media and Culture
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Examines popular media texts, genres, audiences and industries, reflecting on how they influence our notions of self and society. Draws on case studies from a range of popular media, from film and television to comics, games, popular music, social media and advertising. Fosters critical perspectives on media as vehicles for cultural meaning, alongside strategies for crafting personal and collective narratives.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
No pre-requisites or restrictions
1703

MEDIA 102

: Media and Culture
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Examines popular media texts, genres, audiences and industries, reflecting on how they influence our notions of self and society. Draws on case studies from a range of popular media, from film and television to comics, games, popular music, social media and advertising. Fosters critical perspectives on media as vehicles for cultural meaning, alongside strategies for crafting personal and collective narratives.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
No pre-requisites or restrictions
1704

MEDIA 201

: Contemporary Chinese Media
2021 Summer School (1210)
Focuses on the evolution of media industries and the growth of new media in contemporary China. Investigates a range of media formats in relation to media policies and media production, circulation and consumption. Addresses these issues against the backdrop of the broader aesthetic and socio-cultural influences in contemporary China.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: MEDIA 301
1705

MEDIA 202

: Hollywood and its Others
2024 Semester Two (1245)
An investigation of Hollywood’s interactions with European and Asian cinema, with a particular focus on its industrial, aesthetic and cultural aspects. Students will gain a historical understanding of Hollywood cinema and how its relationships with other film cultures have shaped the dynamics of global cinema.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies and 30 points passed, or 30 points in Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice
Restriction: MEDIA 307
1706

MEDIA 202

: Hollywood and its Others
2022 Semester One (1223)
An investigation of Hollywood with a particular focus on its industrial, aesthetic and cultural aspects. Students will gain a historical understanding of classical Hollywood cinema, which will serve as the basis for comparison to other national cinemas and/or American independent productions of recent decades.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses, or 30 points in Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice
Restriction: FTVMS 202, 307, MEDIA 307
1707

MEDIA 202

: Hollywood and its Others
2020 Semester Two (1205)
An investigation of Hollywood with a particular focus on its industrial, aesthetic and cultural aspects. Students will gain a historical understanding of classical Hollywood cinema, which will serve as the basis for comparison to other national cinemas and/or American independent productions of recent decades.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses, or 30 points in Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice
Restriction: FTVMS 202, 307, MEDIA 307
1708

MEDIA 211

: Watching Television
2020 Semester One (1203)
Explores the historical development and distinctive aesthetic style of television; examines television’s role in the production of individual, national and global identities; and interrogates television’s negotiation of social meanings in the context of everyday life. Specific topics include domestic context; audience reception and negotiation; fandom and celebrity; the regulation of childhood; commodity culture and tabloid television.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 211, 309, MEDIA 309
1709

MEDIA 212

: Video Games: Theory and Culture
2024 Semester One (1243)
A study of video games as a new media form situated in the broader context of media theory and history. Considers video gaming as an industry, as a leisure activity, and as a site of aesthetic and narrative innovation. The course examines what makes video games a distinctive media form.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies and 30 points passed, or 30 points in Communication
Restriction: MEDIA 328
1710

MEDIA 212

: Video Games: Theory and Culture
2022 Semester One (1223)
A study of video games as a new media form situated in the broader context of media theory and history. Considers video gaming as an industry, as a leisure activity, and as a site of aesthetic and narrative innovation. The course examines what makes video games a distinctive media form.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 212, 328, MEDIA 328
1711

MEDIA 212

: Video Games: Theory and Culture
2020 Semester Two (1205)
A study of video games as a new media form situated in the broader context of media theory and history. Considers video gaming as an industry, as a leisure activity, and as a site of aesthetic and narrative innovation. The course examines what makes video games a distinctive media form.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 212, 328, MEDIA 328
1712

MEDIA 213

: Cinema of Aotearoa New Zealand
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Traces a thematic history of filmmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand from the mid-1980s until the present. Locates a range of films in their historical, social and political contexts by concentrating on issues that arise for a small nation defined by indigenous and settler relations, immigration and globalisation.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 208, 300, MEDIA 313
1713

MEDIA 213

: Cinema of Aotearoa New Zealand
2021 Semester One (1213)
Traces a thematic history of filmmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand from the mid-1980s until the present. Locates a range of films in their historical, social and political contexts by concentrating on issues that arise for a small nation defined by indigenous and settler relations, immigration and globalisation.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 208, 300, MEDIA 313
1714

MEDIA 213

: Cinema of Aotearoa New Zealand
2020 Summer School (1200)
Traces a thematic history of filmmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand from the mid-1980s until the present. Locates a range of films in their historical, social and political contexts by concentrating on issues that arise for a small nation defined by indigenous and settler relations, immigration and globalisation.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 208, 300, MEDIA 313
1715

MEDIA 214

: Social Media
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Addresses issues related to the use of social media and considers in particular the influence of new media corporations such as Facebook, as well as platforms like Twitter, SnapChat, Tinder and YouTube. Explores our cultural practices and social rituals in relation to these peer-to-peer, one-to-many media technologies, and examines this revolution in the media landscape.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies and 30 points passed, or 30 points in Communication
Restriction: COMMS 204, MEDIA 314
1716

MEDIA 214

: Social Media
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Addresses issues related to the use of social media and considers in particular the influence of new media corporations such as Facebook, as well as platforms like Twitter, SnapChat, Tinder and YouTube. Explores our cultural practices and social rituals in relation to these peer-to-peer, one-to-many media technologies, and examines this revolution in the media landscape.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage I
Restriction: COMMS 204, FTVMS 235, 335, MEDIA 314
1717

MEDIA 218

: Popular Music on Screens
2023 Semester One (1233)
Explores relationships between popular music and visual media, such as film, television and online media. Includes analysis of documentaries, feature films, TV shows, music videos and social media platforms. Themes include stardom, fandom, songs, dancing, music genres, technologies and industries. Texts are situated in debates about music media and power relations marked by class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies, or ANTHRO 106, and 30 points passed
Restriction: FTVMS 218, 323, MEDIA 323
1718

MEDIA 218

: Popular Music on Screens
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Explores relationships between popular music and visual media, such as film, television and online media. Includes analysis of documentaries, feature films, TV shows, music videos and social media platforms. Themes include stardom, fandom, songs, dancing, music genres, technologies and industries. Texts are situated in debates about music media and power relations marked by class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 218, 323, MEDIA 323
1719

MEDIA 218

: Popular Music on Screens
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Explores relationships between popular music and visual media, such as film, television and online media. Includes analysis of documentaries, feature films, TV shows, music videos and social media platforms. Themes include stardom, fandom, songs, dancing, music genres, technologies and industries. Texts are situated in debates about music media and power relations marked by class, gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 218, 323, MEDIA 323
1720

MEDIA 219

: Memory and Media
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Explores the relationship between memory and the ways in which it is experienced, represented and embodied through media technologies. Students will examine how film, television and new media have depicted processes of memory and forgetting, and the extent to which these media forms themselves serve as a type of surrogate memory.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 219, 326, MEDIA 326
1721

MEDIA 220

: Mockumentary and Docu-Genres
2021 Semester One (1213)
Considers the development of mockumentary and fakery in relation to documentary genres. Introduces students to basic concepts related to documentary realism and then explores a range of film and television examples that refer to, subvert, and problematise notions of visible evidence and factuality.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 220, 316, MEDIA 316
1722

MEDIA 221

: Action Films
2023 Semester One (1233)
Investigates action films as a genre and a “spectacle” in world cinema. Considers the aesthetic qualities of the genre and its interaction with the wider context. Issues studied include the relationship between conventions and inventions, the combination of visual and aural spectacle, as well as how identity is articulated through the discourse of nation, gender, ethnicity, age and the landscape.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies and 30 points passed
Restriction: FTVMS 221, 315, MEDIA 315
1723

MEDIA 221

: Action Films
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Investigates action films as a genre and a “spectacle” in world cinema. Considers the aesthetic qualities of the genre and its interaction with the wider context. Issues studied include the relationship between conventions and inventions, the combination of visual and aural spectacle, as well as how identity is articulated through the discourse of nation, gender, ethnicity, age and the landscape.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 221, 315, MEDIA 315
1724

MEDIA 222

: Comics and Visual Narrative
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Explores the medium of comics both as an expression of popular culture and as a visual language. Beginning with a history of sequential graphic narrative, the course considers issues around the legitimacy of a popular art form and means of story-telling, as well as the problem of censorship that dominated comics culture especially in the 1950s.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Art History or Media and Screen Studies and 30 points passed, or 30 points in Communication or Transnational Culture and Creative Practice
Restriction: FTVMS 222, 327, MEDIA 327
1725

MEDIA 224

: Science Fiction Media
2021 Semester Two (1215)
A critical study of science fiction film, television and new media in terms of themes, aesthetics, technologies, markets and audiences. Emphasises the unique and prominent role of science fiction media in contemporary public culture as a site for engagement with political questions about humanity’s technological, ecological and biomedical futures.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
Restriction: FTVMS 224, 319, MEDIA 319