School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2014 academic year. See information for MDIA 205 in 2015.

MDIA-205 – Popular Music Studies

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

A critical introduction to the study of popular music, with an emphasis on post-1950s rock and pop music and its subsequent genres. Topics covered include the international and New Zealand music industry; music scene, stars and authorship; audiences, subcultures, and fandom; textual and genre analysis; and music and cultural politics. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

Set Texts

Bennett, Andy, Barry Shank and Jason Toynbee, Ed. The Popular Music Studies Reader (Routledge, 2006).
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.


1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 2 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
10433 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Wed1200 - 1350Hunter [Kelburn]LT323Geoff Stahl
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Wed1200 - 1350Hunter [Kelburn]LT323

Course Outline Information

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