Major - Media and Visual Cultures

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1025.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

The rapid flow of visual images with which we communicate today – on the internet, by web and moblogs – is a contemporary manifestation of the importance of visual cultures in everyday life. The Media and Visual Cultures major area equips students with multidisciplinary knowledge and skills in critical art history and theory, digital media, film and television studies, philosophy, and cultural studies. It aims to create career ready graduates with the skills necessary to interpret the production and dissemination of visual images and their meanings in a variety of media as well as cultural and institutional contexts.

Major Structure

Students must complete the compulsory Level 1 unit

101734 Media and Visual Cultures: Case Studies

and the Level 3 unit

101295 Aesthetics

Students must also complete six of the Level 2/3 units from the following pools with no less than two at Level 3:

Note: Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

Level 2 Unit Pool

100245 Asian Cinema
101248 Australian Art 1
101626 Children's Literature: Image and Text
101250 Digital Futures
101856 Film and Philosophy
10157 History and Theory of the Avant-Garde
100964 Introduction to Film Studies
101254 The Animated Image: Histories and Theories
10371 The Art Museum - from the Prince to the Public
100890 The Art of Landscape
101795 The Musical
10158 Writings on Art

Level 3 Unit Pool

400087 Applied Critical Methods
100959 Australian Art II
100989 Cinema and Realism
100990 Cinema, Culture, Memory
100256 Film and Affect
100866 Film and Drama
100961 Humanities Internship
101468 Islam, Media and Conflict
101732 Media, The Everyday and Uneven Modernities
101800 Media, Violence, Protest, Terror
101001 Modernity and Cinema
101761 Philosophy and the Visual
101253 Public Memory and Commemoration
101006 Social Semiotics
101738 The Art Game: Fraud, Forgery, Theft and Perfidy
101266 The Art of Modern Life
101717 The Italian Renaissance Unpacked
101668 World Cinema

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