School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for MDIA 202 in 2015.

MDIA-202 – Television Studies

Points:20Prerequisites:As for MDIA 201
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

MDIA 202 offers a critical introduction to the study of television, using American, British and New Zealand contexts. The course divides into two interconnected parts. The first examines the evolution and cultural influence of television, whereas the second explores the functions and conventions of primetime TV forms, including 'high-end' drama, sitcom, soap opera, 'reality' TV, and makeover programming. 55% internal assessment, 45% examination.

Tuition Fees

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

Set Texts:

MDIA 202 Student Notes.
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
9565 2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Tue1310 - 1500Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT102Trisha Dunleavy
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Tue1310 - 1500Maclaurin [Kelburn]LT102

Course Outline Information

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