School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

MDIA-101 – Media: Texts and Images

Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

This course is an introduction to one branch of Media Studies scholarship: namely, the close analysis of texts. It introduces the kinds of visual media texts which you may encounter in Media Studies courses and the methods of close analysis generally associated with them. In addition, it asks what the text is and what its function is in the context of our day to day experience of the mediated world. How do we use media texts in order to understand who we are and how we live, and how do we become literate in the skills necessary to understand them? 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

Set Texts

MDIA 101 Student Notes.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.


1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 1 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
9180 3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Fri0900 - 1050New Kirk [Kelburn]LT303Michael Daubs
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Fri0900 - 1050New Kirk [Kelburn]LT303

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.