School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for MDIA 302 in 2015.

MDIA-302 – Television Narrative

Points:20Prerequisites:As for MDIA 301
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:English, Film, Theatre, MediaRestrictions:None

This course examines narrative strategies and tendencies in contemporary primetime television programming, both fictional and factual. Applying screen narrative theory and using textual analysis, we will examine what kinds of stories TV tells us and the narrative strategies it uses. Narrative forms to be studied include: series and serial drama, continuing soap opera, scripted (series) comedy, 'reality' game-doc and 'reality' docusoap. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

Set Texts

MDIA 302 Student Notes.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.


1 hour per week tba.

Trimester 2 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
9568 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Fri1000 - 115077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306Trisha Dunleavy
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Fri1000 - 115077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306

Course Outline Information

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