School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

MDIA-206 – Media and Digital Cultures

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

This course introduces some of the key arguments and issues discussed in the rapidly developing field of new media studies. We examine how digital technologies (such as the Internet, digital music, video games) are transforming contemporary culture and every day life, and in turn, how cultural, economic, and political forces shape these technologies. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

Set Texts

Seth Giddings with Martin Lister, eds, The New Media and Technocultures Reader (Routledge, 2011).
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.

Recommended Reading

Lister, Martin, Jon Dovey, Seth Giddings, Iain Grant, and Kieran Kelly. New Media: A Critical Introduction, (Routledge, 2009).
Tony Schirato, Angi Buettner, Thierry Jutel, and Geoff Stahl, Understanding Media Studies, (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Available in closed reserve.


1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 2 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
10434 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Wed0900 - 1050Hunter [Kelburn]LT323Angi Buettner
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Wed0900 - 1050Hunter [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.