School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

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.

Tuition Fees

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

Set Texts

MDIA 103 Student Notes (optional).
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.

Readings will be made available electronically via Blackboard, with an optional Student Notes.

Supplementary readings, which are optional but very useful, will also be made available through Blackboard.

Recommended Reading

Schirato, Tony, Angi Buettner, Thierry Jutel, Geoff Stahl. Understanding Media Studies. Oxford University Press: Melbourne, 2009.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.


1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 1 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
10432 2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Wed1510 - 1600Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT103Geoff Stahl
2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Thu1000 - 1050Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT103
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Wed1510 - 1600Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT103
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Thu1000 - 1050Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT103

Course Outline Information

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