School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies

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 how new media transform contemporary culture and how cultural, economic, and political forces shape these new media technologies. We ask: what constitutes a network culture? What media practices are specific to such a culture? What theories and concepts aid our study of these social and technological changes? This course will be delivered in a 3-hour lecture/workshop format. There are no tutorials for this course. 100% internal assessment.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

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 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
15478 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Tue1100 - 135077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]306Michael Daubs
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Tue1100 - 135077 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.