Media studies

We live in a century defined by our relationships to media and technology. Discover how the daily presence of the media shapes our lives and thoughts.

Media Studies is an exciting and challenging discipline which will prepare you for future challenges in an information-rich society. The subject explores modes of media which include film, social media, television, popular music, and smartphones, while exploring how issues such as gender, race, identity, and politics are impacted by media and processes of mediation.

The Bachelor of Communication brings together programmes from the Massey Business School and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences into an integrated, comprehensive, and unique three-year degree. The degree is made up of a common core of communication courses that provides a foundation for the rest of your degree, plus a major and minor field of study like Media Studies, plus electives.

Courses

Undergraduate

154.101 Introduction to Media Studies

154.201 Television Studies
154.202 Advertising and Consumer Society
154.203 Popular Culture and the Media
154.204 Digital Media Production I
154.206 International Film History
154.224 Documentary (Non-Fiction) Film
154.250 Digital Media: Theory and Practice

139.323 Script Writing
139.333 Creativity in the Community
139.376 Sextual/Textual Politics

154.302 Gender and Race in the Media
154.303 Hollywood Cinema
154.304 Digital Media Production II
154.311 Social Media and Digital Cultures
154.312 Trauma and the Media
154.313 Global Media Cultures
154.314 Independent Media in the Information Age

Postgraduate

139.765 New Directions in Creative Writing
154.708
Modern Fiction, Popular Culture and the Media
154.721 The Communication Field
154.747 Media Practice and Global Culture
219.721 Trandisciplinary Communication Research Methods
230.792 Advanced Theatre

For thesis options see Master of Communication and PhD.

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