Film, Media, and Culture

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Film, Media, and Culture

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Media Studies, Radio/Television/Film

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview


    So many of the defining moments in our lives are accompanied by an experience with the media or have grown out of our relationship with the media. The media are a central part of how we live, work and play. They are not an outside influence; they are part of the culture that surrounds us and therefore of whom we are. This course provides a widescreen, interdisciplinary framework for the analysis of our complex relationship with film and other media. It will introduce students to a range of theoretical approaches to the study of film, media and culture, and their application to specific texts, situations and events.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Recognise the theoretical, conceptual and methodological bases for the study of film, media, and culture.

    2. Analyse the roles of film and media in a culture and in individual lives.

    3. Illustrate how film and the media represent important aspects of contemporary culture.


    Film, Media, Culture uses a case study model to achieve the course objectives. A range of different approaches to film, media and cultural studies will be introduced through the interdisciplinary study of a number of specific cases, for example "families" or "climate change" or "music fans".

    Topics will be selected from:
    Film language
    Media theory
    Cultural theory
    The media in everyday life
    The media culture nexus
    Other relevant contemporary topics.

    Assessment Items

    Quiz: Weekly Online Quiz

    Project: Project

    Written Assignment: Writing exercises 1000 words

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.