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Swinburne University of Technology
Introduction to Media Studies is an online unit provided by Swinburne University of Technology and Open Universities Australia, which offers an introduction to the study of mass media and the way it shapes social and cultural attitudes. It provides the essential first steps into the subject, introducing textual analysis and social and cultural theories.
Through this course you will learn to locate specific texts within wider social contexts and develop an awareness of the aims of cultural and critical theory. In addition, you will explore the intersection between practice and theory, and will enhance your ability to critically judge media texts.
The unit also provides a clear overview of the contemporary media environment in Australia and highlights debates over media ownership, production and distribution.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit because they are considered academically equivalent:
In the Introduction to Media Studies unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is not currently a requirement for any course. Content may be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
Introduction to Media Studies provides you with a broad overview of the subject which will prove beneficial for both future studies and career development. By surveying the media landscape in Australia, you will gain essential information for entering the industry.
In addition, by increasing your critical awareness of the theory and ideas surrounding media studies, you will develop a deeper understanding of the subject. These issues can be applied to various issues in media, from the representation of refugees and reporting on war, to television, reality and audiences. The unit can therefore act as a platform to explore a range of areas within the media.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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