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MEDIA 224

: Science Fiction Media
2020 Semester One (1203)
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
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MEDIA 226

: Special Topic: Race, Indigeneity and the Media
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA courses
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MEDIA 227

: Special Topic: Communication Research Methods
2021 Semester One (1213)
Introduces students to a variety of research methods in communication studies. Students learn about the foundations of, and approaches to qualitative and quantitative methods and acquire an array of techniques to collect data, such as individual and focus group interviews, participant observation, and surveys, as well as different forms of data analysis.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 60 points at Stage I in BA courses
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MEDIA 229

: Recorded Music and Media Formats
2024 Semester One (1243)
Cultural studies of the sounds and significance of popular recorded music through the media formats in which it has been manufactured, distributed and consumed. Provides a critical introduction to the role of technologies and industries, studios and producers, musicians, music scenes and everyday listening in relation to vinyl records, radio, cassettes, CDs, the MP3 and streaming music.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies or ANTHRO 106, and 30 points passed
Restriction: MEDIA 331
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MEDIA 229

: Recorded Music and Media Formats
2022 Semester One (1223)
Cultural studies of the sounds and significance of popular recorded music through the media formats in which it has been manufactured, distributed and consumed. Provides a critical introduction to the role of technologies and industries, studios and producers, musicians, music scenes and everyday listening in relation to vinyl records, radio, cassettes, CDs, the MP3 and streaming music.
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 229, 331, MEDIA 331
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MEDIA 229

: Recorded Music and Media Formats
2021 Semester One (1213)
Cultural studies of the sounds and significance of popular recorded music through the media formats in which it has been manufactured, distributed and consumed. Provides a critical introduction to the role of technologies and industries, studios and producers, musicians, music scenes and everyday listening in relation to vinyl records, radio, cassettes, CDs, the MP3 and streaming music.
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 229, 331, MEDIA 331
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MEDIA 231

: Eco/media
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Eco/media introduces students to the increasingly important and varied role that nature, environment, and ecology play in media, film, and television studies. Students explore how environmentalism is communicated through various media, how the mediation of flora, fauna and the earth’s atmosphere offers powerful new insights into media texts, and how media production and consumption can be analysed using ecological frameworks.
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 or Global Environment and Sustainable Development
Restriction: FTVMS 231, 332, MEDIA 332
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MEDIA 231

: Eco/media
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Eco/media introduces students to the increasingly important and varied role that nature, environment, and ecology play in media, film, and television studies. Students explore how environmentalism is communicated through various media, how the mediation of flora, fauna and the earth’s atmosphere offers powerful new insights into media texts, and how media production and consumption can be analysed using ecological frameworks.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points from COMMS 100, 104, FTVMS 100, 101, 110, MEDIA 101 and 45 points in BA or BC courses, or 30 points in Global Environment and Sustainable Development
Restriction: FTVMS 231, 332, MEDIA 332
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MEDIA 231

: Eco/media
2020 Semester One (1203)
Eco/media introduces students to the increasingly important and varied role that nature, environment, and ecology play in media, film, and television studies. Students explore how environmentalism is communicated through various media, how the mediation of flora, fauna and the earth’s atmosphere offers powerful new insights into media texts, and how media production and consumption can be analysed using ecological frameworks.
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 Global Environment and Sustainable Development
Restriction: FTVMS 231, 332, MEDIA 332
1735

MEDIA 236

: Horror Media
2023 Semester One (1233)
Explores horror’s aesthetic, experiential, and political dimensions, investigating why and how it has persisted as one of popular culture’s most vigorous and influential genres. Closely considers a range of classic and contemporary films, TV shows and video games, confronting questions of power, affect, mediation and representation.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies, and 30 points passed
Restriction: FTVMS 236, 336, MEDIA 336
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MEDIA 236

: Horror Media
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Explores horror’s aesthetic, experiential, and political dimensions, investigating why and how it has persisted as one of popular culture’s most vigorous and influential genres. Closely considers a range of classic and contemporary films, TV shows and video games, confronting questions of power, affect, mediation and representation.
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 236, 336, MEDIA 336
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MEDIA 236

: Horror Media
2021 Semester One (1213)
Explores horror’s aesthetic, experiential, and political dimensions, investigating why and how it has persisted as one of popular culture’s most vigorous and influential genres. Closely considers a range of classic and contemporary films, TV shows and video games, confronting questions of power, affect, mediation and representation.
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 236, 336, MEDIA 336
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MEDIA 237

: Visualising Screen Stories
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Investigates the conceptual and practical dimensions of creating visual stories for screen. Encourages students to explore aesthetic principles from film history and visual culture by using the basic tools of contemporary digital media. Students will develop screenplays, storyboards and lookbooks, and work collaboratively to create short smartphone films.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies, and 30 points passed
Restriction: SCREEN 201, MEDIA 337
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MEDIA 238

: Creating Advertising: Text, Image, Story
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Explores the connections between visual expression, cinematic storytelling and commercial persuasion. Students analyse promotional posters, advertising copy and video-based advertisements before creating their own persuasive media projects. This course offers a thorough introduction to advertising strategies and industrial practices, and develops students’ skills in promotional messaging and audiovisual storytelling.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies, and 30 points passed
Restriction: COMMS 309, MEDIA 338
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MEDIA 241

: Writing Screen Stories
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Focuses on the fundamentals and principles of dramatic writing for screen. Encourages students to explore narrative strategies from film and television to understand the mechanics of screen stories and to write meaningful screenplays in their own voice.
Subject: Media, Film and Television
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage I in Media and Screen Studies and 30 points passed
Restriction: MEDIA 341
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MEDIA 301

: 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: 30 points at Stage II in Media, Film and Television or Communication
Restriction: MEDIA 201
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MEDIA 307

: 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: 30 points at Stage II in Media and Screen Studies or Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice
Restriction: MEDIA 202
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MEDIA 307

: 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: 30 points at Stage II in Media, Film and Television or Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice
Restriction: FTVMS 202, 307, MEDIA 202
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MEDIA 307

: 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: 30 points at Stage II in Media, Film and Television or Transnational Cultures and Creative Practice
Restriction: FTVMS 202, 307, MEDIA 202
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MEDIA 309

: 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: 30 points at Stage II in Media, Film and Television
Restriction: FTVMS 211, 309, MEDIA 211
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MEDIA 313

: 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: 30 points at Stage II in Media and/or Screen Production
Restriction: FTVMS 208, 300, MEDIA 213
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MEDIA 313

: 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: 30 points at Stage II in Media and/or Screen Production
Restriction: FTVMS 208, 300, MEDIA 213
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MEDIA 313

: 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: 30 points at Stage II in Media and/or Screen Production
Restriction: FTVMS 208, 300, MEDIA 213
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MEDIA 314

: 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: 30 points at Stage II in Communication or Media and Screen Studies
Restriction: COMMS 204, MEDIA 214
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MEDIA 314

: 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 II
Restriction: COMMS 204, FTVMS 235, 335, MEDIA 214