School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Media Cultures and Industries (WSTC)Western Sydney University Unit Code: 700180.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Mitchell Liddle

Equivalent Units
101926 - Media Cultures and Industries; 101040 - Approaches to Communication; 700076 - Approaches to Communication (UWSC)


Students enrolled in the combined Diploma/Bachelor courses listed below must pass all College Preparatory units listed in the course structure before progressing to the Year Two units.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College. Students enrolled in Extended Diplomas must pass 40 credit points from the preparatory units listed in the course structure prior to enrolling in this University level unit.

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Term 1  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Mitchell Liddle  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Term 2  Yes  The College - Nirimba Education Precinct - DAY  Mitchell Liddle  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit introduces students to key theories and approaches in communication (political economy, policy studies, medium theory, audience studies, game studies) in order to analyse the diversity and richness of media cultures. The unit situates media cultures within historical contexts that register the enormous impact communication technology has had in shaping culture and society. After examining the special properties of broadcast media (e.g. newspapers, radio, music) and the rise of the modern nation-state and consumer society, the unit attends to the massive transformation of society with the advent of digital media. Across the unit, policy issues will be addressed in order to demonstrate how policy holds substantial implications and effects with respect to media content, economies, and culture.

6007.1Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of CommunicationCONTINUING
6007.2Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of CommunicationCURRENT
6009.1Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
6015.1Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)CONTINUING
6015.2Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)CURRENT
7043.2Diploma in Communication (exit only)CURRENT
7148.1Diploma in Communication Extended - CommunicationCURRENT
7149.1Diploma in Communication Extended - Creative IndustriesCURRENT
7150.1Diploma in Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts and Production)CURRENT


A7030.1WSTC Communication Extended Local Recent School LeaversCONTINUING
A7031.1WSTC Communication Extended International StudentsCONTINUING
A7032.1WSTC Communication Extended Non-Credentialed ApplicantsCONTINUING
A7208.1WSTC Communication Extended - Communication - Local Recent School LeaversCURRENT
A7209.1WSTC Communication Extended - Communication - Non-Credentialed ApplicantsCURRENT
A7210.1WSTC Communication Extended - Communication - International StudentsCURRENT
A7211.1WSTC Communication Extended - Creative Industries - Local Recent School LeaversCURRENT
A7212.1WSTC Communication Extended - Creative Industries - Non-Credentialed ApplicantsCURRENT
A7213.1WSTC Communication Extended - Creative Industries - International StudentsCURRENT
A7214.1WSTC Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts & Prod) - Local Recent School LeaversCURRENT
A7215.1WSTC Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts & Prod) - Non-Credentialed ApplicantsCURRENT
A7216.1WSTC Communication Extended - Screen Media (Arts & Prod) - International StudentsCURRENT

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