School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2014 academic year. See information for MDIA 103 in 2015.

MDIA-103 – Popular Media Culture

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

This course is an introduction to the study of popular media culture, with reference to the relationship between cultural theory and selected popular media forms. The course centres on critically examining the production and consumption of popular media culture. Particular attention is paid to issues relating to the social function and value of popular media culture. 100% internal assessment. Trimester 3: Withdrawal with refund by 21/11/2014; withdrawal without Associate Dean (Students) approval by 11/12/14.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

Set Texts

Readings will be made available electronically via Blackboard.

Recommended Reading

Schirato, Buettner, Jutel, Stahl Understanding Media Studies (Oxford University Press).
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
10432 3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Tue0900 - 1050New Kirk [Kelburn]LT303 
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Tue0900 - 1050New Kirk [Kelburn]LT303

Trimester 3 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
26244 17 Nov – 21 Dec 2014Mon, Wed1310 - 1500New Kirk [Kelburn]LT301Cherie Lacey

Course Outline Information

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