School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

This information is for the 2015 academic year. See information for MDIA 309 in 2014.

MDIA-309 – New Media: Theory and Practice

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

This course examines, applies and critiques theories for understanding contemporary media and technological developments and their deployment, incorporation and use. Students will critically examine platforms and formats such as social networks, mobile media and apps and user-generated media, and their role in a range of sociocultural issues including digital labour, digital democracy, media piracy, and social movements and activism. This course will be delivered in a 3-hour lecture/workshop format. There are no tutorials for this course. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

Trimester 2, 2014

Set Texts

MDIA 309 Student Notes.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.

Recommended Reading

Jenkins, Henry, Sam Ford, Joshua Green, and Joshua Benjamin Green. Spreadable media: Creating value and meaning in a networked culture, NYU Press, 2012.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.


Trimester 2, 2015

Set Texts

MDIA 309 Student Notes.
Available from vicbooks, Ground Floor Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade.

Trimester 2 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
15478 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Tue1200 - 145077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306Michael Daubs
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Tue1200 - 145077 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.